Cypress Creek seeks approval for 5-MW Bondi Solar project in North Carolina

The Bondi Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables on Feb. 4 applied with the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 5-MW (ac) facility that will be located along Burney Town Road, approximately 1.4 miles southeast from the intersection of Ligbtwood Knot Road and Vine Swamp Road, in Kinston, Jones County, North Carolina.

The facility will be comprised of approximately 23,333 315 Wp panels (or equivalent) attached to ground-mounted racks. It will utilize approximately six 833 kW inverters (or equivalent). The date on which the facility is projected to come on line is Sept. 30, 2016.

The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to North Carolina Electric Membership Corp. under a power purchase agreement. The service life of the project is expected to be around 35 years. The projected annual sales are expected to be approximately 10,505,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh). The expected cost of the facility is about $9.45 million.

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

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