North Carolina commission okays 50-MW solar project of Cypress Creek Renewables

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Dec. 1 approved a March 2 application from the Buckleberry Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 50-MW (ac) solar facility to be located on Brown Hodges Road, west of the intersection with Jack Quinerly Road, Grifton, Pitt County, North Carolina.

The applicant plans to sell the electricity to the Duke Energy Progress unit of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).

The $107-million facility is projected to come online by the end of 2016. The service life of the equipment is expected to be a minimum of twenty-five years. The projected annual sales of the facility are 105,255,815 kWh.

A project contact is: David Bunge, Buckleberry Solar LLC, 3250 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 355, Santa Monica, CA 90405, 636.474.9067,

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.