Cypress Creek pursues approval for 5-MW Wolfman Solar project

The Wolfman Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables on Jan. 7 applied with the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 5-MW (ac) photovoltaic project to be located along Daw Pate Road, approximately 1 mile southeast from the intersection of Beck Road and Stoney Creek Church Road, in Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina.

The $9.45 million facility will be comprised of approximately twenty two thousand two hundred thirty (22,230) 315 W panels (or equivalent) attached to ground-mounted racks. It will utilize approximately three 1,850 kVA inverters (or equivalent).

The date on which the facility is projected to come on line is Sept. 1, 2016. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress under a power purchase agreement. The service life of the project is expected to be approximately 35 years. The projected annual sales are expected to be approximately 10,500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh).

A project contact is: Jerome O’Brien, 3250 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 355, Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310) 581-6299, regulatory@ccrenew.com.

Cypress Creek Renewables has been pursuing a number of solar projects lately at the North Carolina commission. For example, the commission on Dec. 1, 2015, approved an application from the Buckleberry Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables for a certificate on a 50-MW (ac) solar facility to be located in Pitt County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to the Duke Energy Progress unit of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK). This $107-million facility is projected to come online by the end of 2016.

Also, Cypress Creek’s Cougar Solar LLC affiliate filed a Jan. 7 registration with the North Carolina commission for a 1.999-MW (ac) photovoltaic facility to be located along Washington Avenue, about 0.4 miles south of the intersection of Boykin Avenue and Fields Drive, in Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina.

This $3.8 million facility will be comprised of about eight thousand eight hundred ninety hvo (8,892) 315 W panels (or equivalent) attached to ground-mounted racks. The facility will utilize approximately one 2,200kVA inverter (or equivalent). The date on which it is projected to come on line is June 1, 2016. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress under a power purchase agreement. The service life of the project is expected to be about 35 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are around 4,197,900 kWh.

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