Harding Solar seeks North Carolina nod for 5-MW project in Greene County

Harding 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 Greene County, N.C.

The facility is to be located on the north side of Franklin Jones Road, east of the intersection with NC Highway 58, and south of the intersection with Highway 123 South, in Hookerton, Greene County. It will consist of approximately twenty thousand seven hundred forty-eight (20,748) 340Wp PV modules (or equivalent) affixed to ground mounted racks supported on driven piles. It will utilize three 1,667kW inverters (or equivalent).

The $20 million facility is projected to come online in December 2016. Electricity generated by the Facility will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a 15-year power purchase agreement. The projected annual sales of the facility are 12,697,776 kWh.

A project contact is: R. Andrew Cox, Harding Solar LLC, 2600 Cricket Cove, Waxhaw, NC 28173, hardingsolarllc@gmail.com, 704-200-2913.

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