The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Jan. 12 approved a September 2015 application from Carolina Solar Energy II LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 4.99-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 217 Old Laurinburg Road, Hamlet, Richmond County, North Carolina.
The solar system will generate approximately 8,000 MWh the first year and the system output will decline at approximately 0.4% annually due to system aging. The projected cost of the facility is $13 million. The projected date on which the facility will come on line is on or before Dec. 31, 2016.
The applicant plans to sell all electricity to Duke Energy Progress under a 15-year fixed price Renewable Power Purchase Agreement (RPPA). The projected lifetime of the equipment is 25 years. Estimated annual sales is 8,000,000 kWh.
A project contact is: Carolina Solar Energy II LLC, 400 West Main Street, Suite 503, Durham, NC 27701, Attn: Carson Harkrader, phone 919-682-6822, firstname.lastname@example.org.