North Carolina commission okays two 5-MW solar projects for Cypress Creek

On May 17, the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved a March 8 application from the Wakefield Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility.

This project site is located along South Wakefield Street, approximately 2.7 miles south of the intersection of Packhouse Road and Shepard School Road, near Zebulon in Wake County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.

The facility is projected to come on line on Sept. 1, 2016. The service life of the project is expected to be approximately 35 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are expected to be approximately 10,500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh). The expected cost of the proposed facility is approximately $9.45 million.

Also on May 17, the commission approved a March 7 application from Cypress Creek’s Clovelly Solar LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic efacility to be located along Neills Creek Road, approximately 1.4 miles south of the intersection of Dry Creek Road and Neills Creek Road, near Lillington in Harnett County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated to Duke Energy Progress.

The Clovelly Solar facility is projected to come on line on Jan. 30, 2017. The service life of the project is expected to be approximately 35 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are expected to be approximately 10,500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh). The expected cost of the proposed facility is approximately $9.45 million.

A project contact in both cases is: Jonathan Suttles, 3250 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 355, Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310) 581-6299, regulatory@ccrenew.com.

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