North Carolina commission okays size cut for Sunbury McCoy Lane Solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on July 21 approved a July 15 application from Sunbury McCoy Lane Solar LLC to cut the size of a project.

The company was approved in 2014 for construction of a 20-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on NC Highway 32, near McCoy Road (Route 1324) in Holly Grove Township, just outside Sunbury, Gates County, North Carolina. On July 15, the applicant filed a letter with the commission requesting that the Commission amend the certificate for the facility to reduce the capacity of the facility to 5 MW (ac).

SunEnergy1 said the system size is being reduced from 20 MW (ac) to 5 MW (ac) due to siting issues. The size reduction will alter the description of the site slightly, reducing the solar modules to approximately 22,230 315-watt panels and there will only be three 1,667 kV A inverters utilized. In addition, the projected annual sales of electricity from this facility will be reduced to approximately 11,970,000 kWh. The overall site boundary and land control remain exactly the same.

The letter is from: Kara W. Price, Legal Project Manager, 704-662-0375 extension 117.

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