Strata Solar seeks okay for 5-MW Mastiff Solar project in North Carolina

Mastiff Solar LLC applied July 29 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 Lenoir County, N.C.

The project site is located on the east side of Hillcrest Road, south of the intersection with the train tracks, and north of West Vernon Avenue, in Kinston, Lenoir County.

The $14 million facility is projected to come on-line in July 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 twenty years. The projected annual sales of the facility are 9,000,000 kWh.

A project contact is: Jackson Naftel, Strata Solar LLC, 50101 Governors Drive, Suite 280, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, 919.960.6015, jnaftel@stratasolar.com.

Also the Summit Solar LLC affiliate of Strata Solar applied July 29 for a certificate on a 3-MW (ac) solar facility. This facility is to be located on the north side of Everett Road (also known as State Road 1940), in between NW Center Street (also known as State Road 1938) and Kelly Springs Road (also known as State Road 1937), in Mt. Olive, Wayne County, N.C.

The facility is projected to come on-line in July 2017. Electricity generated by the $8.4 million facility 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 twenty years. The projected annual sales of the facility are 5,400,000 kWh.

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