North Carolina commission okays Strata Solar’s 5-MW Legion Solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on June 27 approved an April 14 application from Legion Solar LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 5-MW (ac) facility to be located on the south side of North Carolina Highway 55, east of the intersection with Keystown Road, in Grantsboro, Pamlico County, North Carolina.

The applicant, an affiliate of Strata Solar LLC, plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress under a 15-year power purchase agreement.

The facility will consist of approximately seventy thousand (70,000) 100Wp PV modules (or equivalent) affixed to ground mounted racks supported on driven piles. It will utilize approximately six 800kW inverters (or equivalent).

The facility is projected to come on-line in May 2017. The service life of the equipment is expected to be a minimum of 20 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are 9,000,000 kWh.

A project contact is: Jackson Naftel, Strata Solar LLC, 50101 Governors Drive, Suite 280, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, 919.960.6015,

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