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

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on June 21 approved an October 2015 application from the Jester Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 5-MW (ac) project.

The generating facility will be located along Millers Chapel Road, approximately 0.5 miles southwest from the intersection of E. New Hope Road and Millers Chapel Road, in Goldsboro in Wayne County, North Carolina.

The facility in the application was projected to come on-line as of June 1, 2016. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress pursuant to a power purchase agreement. The service life of the project is expected to be approximately 35 years. The projected annual sales of the $9.45 million facility are approximately 10,500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh).

Also:

  • The commission on June 21 approved a March 28 application from the Sawtell Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek for a 5-MW (ac) facility that will be located off of Chimney Rock Road, approximately 0.35 miles west of the intersection of Carrie Drive and Bowden Lane, in Hendersonville in Henderson County, North Carolina. This $9.45 million facility is projected to come on line on Jan. 31, 2017. The developer plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas under a power purchase agreement.
  • The commission on June 21 approved a March 28 application from Cypress Creek’s Banner Solar LLC for a 5-MW (ac) generating facility that will be located off of NC HW 50, approximately 1.6 miles cast of the intersection of Denning Road and Benson Hardee Road, in Benson in Johnston County, North Carolina. The $9.45 million facility is projected to come on-line on June 30, 2017. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress pursuant to a power purchase agreement.

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

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