The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Jan. 6 approved an October 2015 application from Hayes Solar LLC seeking a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located on the west side of Caves Mill Road, northwest of the intersection with Cave Road, near Dobson, Surry County, North Carolina.
The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas under a 15-year power purchase agreement.
The facility will consist of approximately sixteen thousand seven hundred seventy seven (16,777) 340Wp PV modules (or equivalent) affixed to ground mounted racks supported on driven piles. It will utilize approximately six (6) 800kW inverters (or equivalent).
The facility is projected to come online in December 2016. The service life of the equipment is expected to be a minimum of 20 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are 10,267,524 kWh.
A project contact is: Jesse Montgomery, Hayes Solar LLC, 6901 Brandenburg Ct., Charlotte, NC 28210, email@example.com.