North Carolina commission okays 5-MW Bayboro Solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on May 9 approved a December 2015 application from Bayboro Solar Farm LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity covering construction of a 4.998-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 80 and 58 McCotter Lane, in Alliance, Pamlico County, North Carolina.

The company plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress. The projected date for this $12.35 million facility to come on line is Sept. 1, 2016.

Project contact information is: Bayboro Solar Farm LLC, 4150 St Johns Parkway, Ste 1000, Sanford, FL 32771, mstevens@esarenewables.com, telephone (407) 268-6455.

That is contact information for ESA Renewables LLC, which says about itself on its website: “ESA is one of the leading solar integration companies with multi-megawatts installed in more than 500 solar PV power generating facilities located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain, Chile, and Italy. These solar projects range from large scale solar farms to commercial rooftop installs. ESA’s engineering and construction team’s long term relationships and partnerships with vendors allow us to bring the term quality to another level.”

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.