Cypress Creek wins approvals for 5-MW solar projects in North Carolina

The Willard Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables won a May 9 approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission on its Feb. 2 application 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 facility is projected to come on line as of June 30, 2017. The company 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 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, regulatory@ccrenew.com.

Cypress Creek’s Mustang Solar LLC also won a May 9 commission approval for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 5-MW (ac) project located along Gardenia Road, about 0.8 miles east from the intersection of Simmons Road and Sunset Drive, at Robbins in Moore County, North Carolina. The facility is projected to come on line around Dec. 31, 2016. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress under a power purchase agreement. The service life of the $9.45 million project is expected to be approximately 35 years.

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