North Carolina commission okays 5-MW Beckwith Solar project of Cypress Creek

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Aug. 10 approved a May 23 application from Beckwith Solar LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity allowing construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located along Carolina Road, east of Zep Lewis Drive, west of School Street, north of Bertie Road, Tabor City, Columbus County, North Carolina.

The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress. The date the facility is projected to come on-line is Sept. 1, 2017. 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 about $9.45 million.

The project contact is: Evan Riley, 3250 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 355, Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310) 581-6299, That is contact information for Cypress Creek Renewables, which is developing a number of solar projects in North Carolina.

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