Cypress Creek pursues North Carolina nod for 5-MW Willard Solar project

The Willard Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables on Feb. 2 filed an application with the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic project.

This generating facility will be located along Church Street, approximately 3.8 miles north from the intersection of Pelham Road and Mary Slocum Road SW, in Willard, Pender County, North Carolina. The date on which the facility is projected to come on line is June 30, 2017. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress under a power purchase agreement.

The projected annual sales of the facility are expected to be around 10,500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh). The expected cost of the proposed facility is about $9.45 million.

A company contact is: Matthew McGovern, 3250 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 355, Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310) 581-6299,

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