North Carolina commission okays 5-MW Gray Fox Solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on June 7 approved a Feb. 25 application from Gray Fox Solar LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 4.998-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on the west side of Shannon Road (also known as State Road 1001), west of the intersection with Watson Farm Road, Shannon, Robeson County, North Carolina.

The facility will consist of approximately nineteen thousand nine hundred fifty (19,950) 340Wp PV modules (or equivalent) affixed to ground mounted racks supported on driven piles. The facility will utilize approximately three 1,667kW inverters (or equivalent).

The facility is projected to come on-line in December 2016. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a 15-year power purchase agreement. The projected annual sales of the facility are 8,996,400 kWh.

A project contact is: Jesse Montgomery, 6901 Bradenburg Court, Charlotte, NC 28210,

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