On June 7, the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved a March 7 application from Riverboat Farm LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located on the east side of M and M Street, southeast of the intersection with Quail Street, and east of Peanut Road, in Elizabethtown, Bladen County, North Carolina.
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 January 2017. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a 15-year power purchase agreement. 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, jnaftel stratasolar.com.