Ridgeback Solar seeks North Carolina approval for 5-MW project

Ridgeback Solar LLC on July 7 applied to the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located in Randolph County.

The facility will be located on the west side of York Martin Road and Frances Drive, west of the intersection with North Foster Street, in Coleridge in Randolph County.

The facility is projected to come on-line in or before March 2017. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a 15-year power purchase agreement. The service life of the equipment is expected to be a minimum of 25 years. The projected annual sales of the $14 million facility are 9,000,000 kWh.

A project contact is: Cullen Morris, Cooperative Solar LLC, 5003 Southpark Drive, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27713, 919.606.9026, cmorris@cooperative.solar.

A company with the same contact information, Ramp Solar LLC, on July 7 filed with the North Carolina commission a report of the proposed construction for a 1.99-MW (ac) solar facility. This facility will be located east of Hare Road (also known as State Road 1570), northeast of the intersection with Tommys Road (also known as State Road 1571), and south of the intersection with Wayne Memorial Drive (also known as State Road 1556), near Goldsboro in Wayne County.

The $5.6 million facility is projected to come on-line in or before September 2017. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a 15-year power purchase agreement. The service life of the equipment is expected to be a minimum of 25 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are 3,600,000 kWh.

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