Cypress Creek’s Cathcart Solar seeks North Carolina okay for 5-MW project

The Cathcart Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables applied June 20 a the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 5-MW (ac) project.

The generating facility will be located off of Chadbourn Highway, south of Andrew Jackson Hwy, near the intersection of Daniels Lane and Chadbourn Highway, and approximately 0.3 miles southeast of the intersection of Lynn Hill Road and Union Valley Road. The facility will be located in Whiteville in Columbus County, North Carolina.

The facility will be comprised of approximately twenty-two thousand two hundred thirty (22,230) 315Wp panels (or equivalent) attached to ground-mounted racks. It will utilize approximately three 1850kVA inverters (or equivalent).

The $9.45 million facility is projected to come on-line on Sept. 1, 2017. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress pursuant to a power purchase agreement. The projected annual sales of the facility are expected to be approximately 10,500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh).

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

Cypress Creek’s Ventura Solar LLC also applied June 20 for a certificate on a largely-identical project. This 5-MW (ac) facility will be located off of Wildwood Circle, east of NC Hwy 16, and approximately 0.3 miles north of the intersection of K B Isaac Lane and County Home Road. The facility will be located in Taylorsville in Alexander County, North Carolina. The facility is projected to come on-line on Sept. 1, 2017. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas under a power purchase agreement.

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