North Carolina commission okays 5-MW Research Station Solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Jan. 27 approved an October 2015 application from Research Station Solar LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity covering construction of a 4.99-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 4789 North Carolina Highway 32, Roper, Washington County, North Carolina.

The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power. Research Station Solar is an affiliate of FLS Energy.

The projected date on which the facility will come on line is Oct. 15, 2016. The projected annual sales in kilowatt-hours is 9,203,840 AC kWh.

Project contact information is: Research Station Solar LLC, 130 Roberts Street, Asheville, NC 28801, 828-350-3993,

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