Elk Solar LLC applied Dec. 30 to the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located in Hoke County, N.C.
The $20 million facility is to be located on both the east and west sides of Warner Road, south of the intersection with L McLaughlin Road, in Raeford in Hoke County. It will consist of approximately nineteen thousand nine hundred fifty (19,950) 340Wp PV modules (or equivalent) affixed to ground mounted racks supported on driven piles. The facility will utilize three 1,667-kW inverters (or equivalent).
The facility is projected to come online in December 2016. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a 15-year power purchase agreement. The service life of the equipment is expected to be a minimum of twenty years. The projected annual sales of the facility are 12,209,400 kWh.
A company contact is: Andrew Giraldo, Elk Solar LLC, 645 Wingrave Drive, Charlotte, NC 28270, firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-200-2911.