North Carolina commission approves 5-MW Enerparc solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Jan. 5 approved an August 2015 application from Enerparc Inc. seeking a certificate of public convenience and necessity that allows construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 496 Yow Road, Seagrove, Moore County, North Carolina.

The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by the Yow Road Solar Farm to Duke Energy Progress under a 25-year power purchase agreement. The project, said the August 2015 application, is due to come on-line around Dec. 31, 2016.

A listed project contact is: Peter Davis, Senior Project Developer, 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 830, Oakland, CA 94612,, (415) 866-7450.

That is contact information for Enerparc Inc., which says about itself on its website: “Enerparc is a global expert in developing, engineering, building, and operating large-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems. Our company has connected over 1,400 megawatts of systems to electricity grids, a knowledge base we draw upon to combine speed, flexibility, and high quality in delivering projects.”

The website says about Davis: “Peter Davis is responsible for implementing Enerparc’s PV projects in the North America region. Mr. Davis brings more than six years of international solar energy industry expertise, which he developed in Asia, Europe, and North America. Prior to joining to Enerparc, he was PV Project Development Manager for Trina Solar’s Europe and North America divisions, where he was responsible for project evaluation, planning, development, technical due diligence support, and coordinating with grid operators, utilities, and other involved stakeholders in Europe and North America. Before that he was Investor Relations Analyst at Trina Solar’s headquarters in China.”

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