Pierce Solar looks for North Carolina approval for 5-MW project

Pierce Solar LLC on Dec. 30 sought from the North Carolina Utilities Commission 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 site is located on the north side of Franklin Jones Road, east of the intersection with NC Highway 58, in Hookerton, Greene County. The facility 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. It will utilize three 1,667kW 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 projected annual sales for this $20-million facility are 12,209,400 kWh.

A company contact is: Jesee Montgomery, Pierce Solar LLC, 6901 Bradenburg Court, Charlotte, NC 28210, piercesolarllc@gmail.com, 704-200-2915.

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