Birdseye seeks okay for 25-MW Quail Holdings solar project in North Carolina

Quail Holdings LLC applied July 12 at the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 25 MW (ac) solar photovoltaic system, to be located west of the termination of Crepe Myrtle Lane, Mocksville, Davie County, North Carolina.

This solar photovoltaic array will consist of approximately 105,840 PV solar modules affixed to ground-mounted racks supported on driven piles. The system will utilize ten inverters and will be tied to the grid operated by Energy United. The projected cost of the facility is $34 million.

The facility is projected to come on-line as of Dec. 31, 2017. The electricity generated will be sold to the Duke Energy Carolinas under a 15-year power purchase agreement, the application said.

A listed project contact is: Quail Holdings LLC, Attn: Brian C. Bednar, 1125 E. Morehead Street, Suite 202, Charlotte, NC 28204, (704) 644-7733,

That is contact information for Birdseye Renewable Energy, which says on its website: “Birdseye Renewable Energy was founded in 2009 by Brian C. Bednar, CPM®, LEED AP after more than 12 years in the property management, brokerage and development business. Birdseye leverages its real estate and building experience to provide hands-on local knowledge and project management to its team’s projects. …  We specialize in developing commercial and utility scale Renewable Energy Generation Projects. While the bulk of our experience to date has been with Photovoltaic Solar Arrays, we have relationships with veterans of wind and other renewable technologies.”

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