Birdseye affiliate seeks okay for 5-MW solar project in North Carolina

Jersey Holdings LLC on April 20 applied at the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a 4.999-MW photovoltaic system.

The company had previously submitted a Report of Proposed Construction for a 1.99 MW system, and now is bumping that up to 4.999 MW. The facility will be located at 1271 Wire Grass Road in Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina.

The facility will be a solar photovoltaic array consisting of approximately 23,446 PV solar modules affixed to ground mounted racks supported on driven piles. The system will utilize two inverters and will be tied to the grid operated by Lumbee River Electric Membership Corp.

The facility is projected to come on line as of July 1, 2017. The electricity generated by the facility will be sold to the North Carolina Electric Membership Corp. under a 15-year power purchase agreement. The projected annual sales of the facility are 8.86MM kWh The projected facility cost is $14 million.

A listed project contact is: Jersey Holdings LLC, Attn: Brian C. Bednar, 1125 E. Morehead Street, Suite 202, Charlotte, NC 28204, (704) 644-7733,

That is contact information for Birdseye Renewable Energy, which says on its website that provides turn-key financing, development, and operation of commercial- and utility-scale renewable energy projects.

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