Strata Solar seeks North Carolina approvals for five 5-MW projects

Five project affiliates of Strata Solar LLC filed June 20 applications with the North Carolina Utilities Commission for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing construction of 5-MW (ac) solar facilities.

They are:

  • Cookstown Solar Farm LLC is seeking approval for a facility to be located on the south side of Stoney Creek Church Road, east of the intersection with U.S. Route 117, and west of North Carolina Highway 111, near Goldsboro in Wayne County. The $14 million facility is projected to come online in June 2017. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a 15 year power purchase agreement.
  • Rea Magnet Farm LLC‘s facility is to be located west of Plant Road, northwest of the intersection with Rea Magnet Road, near Laurinburg in Scotland County. The $14 million facility is projected to come online in May 2017. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a 15 year power purchase agreement.
  • Necal Farm LLC‘s facility is to be located south of N.C. Highway 49, west of the intersection with Matherly Trail, in Pleasant Grove in Alamance County. The facility is projected to come online in August 2017. Electricity generated by the $14 million facility will be sold to Duke Energy Carolinas under a 15 year power purchase agreement.
  • Wedge Solar LLC plans its own 5-MW (ac) facility located northeast of the intersection of Hare Road, (also known as State Road 1570) and Tommys Road, (also known as State Road 1571), and west of U.S. 13, near Goldsboro in Wayne County. The $14 million facility is projected to come online in May 2017. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a 15 year power purchase agreement.
  • Marchpast Solar LLC plans a 5-MW (ac) facility to be located north of U.S. 158, west of the intersection with Weavers Chapel Road (also known as State Road 1407), and northeast of the intersection with Roanoke Chapel Road (also known as State Road 1938), in Littleton in Halifax County. The $14 million facility is projected to come online in May 2017. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a 15 year power purchase agreement.

The company contact in each case is: Jackson Naftel, Strata Solar LLC, 50101 Governors Drive, Suite 280, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, 919.960.6015, jnaftel@stratasolar.com.

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