Cypress Creek seeks okays for 5-MW solar projects in North Carolina

The Longneck Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables on July 26 applied with the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 5-MW (ac) project.

This generating facility will be located along Providence Mill Road, approximately 0.2 miles west of the intersection of N Olivers Cross Road and Carmel Ridge Road, in Maiden, Catawba County, North Carolina.

The facility is projected to come on-line as of Oct. 1, 2017. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas pursuant to a power purchase agreement. The service life of the project is expected to be approximately 35 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are expected to be about ten million five hundred thousand (10,500,000) kilowatt-hours (kWh). The expected cost of the proposed facility is approximately $9.45 million.

Cypress Creek’s Trojan Solar LLC affiliate on July 25 applied with the North Carolina commission for another 5-MW (ac) solar facility, this one to be located along Andrew Jackson Hwy, approximately 0.7 miles south of the intersection of Fertilizer Road and Neils Eddy Road, in Delco, Columbus County, North Carolina. The facility is projected to come on-line as of Dec. 31, 2017. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress under a power purchase agreement.

The service life of the project is expected to be approximately 35 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are expected to be approximately 10,500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh). The expected cost of the facility is approximately $9.45 million.

And, the Eros Solar LLC unit of Cypress Creek appliedf July 22 at the North Carolina commission for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) generating facility that will be located along Broadhurst Road, at the intersection of S U.S. 117 Alt Hwy and Broadhurst Road, in Calypso, Duplin County, North Carolina. The facility is projected to come on-line as of Dec. 1, 2017. The company plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress pursuant to a power purchase agreement.

The service life of the $9.45 million project is expected to be approximately 35 years. The projected annual sales of the Eros Solar facility are expected to be approximately 10,500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh).

A project contact in all cases is: Evan Riley, 3250 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 355, Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310) 581-6299, regulatory@ccrenew.com.

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