Strata Solar okayed for 5-MW Cookstown Solar project in North Carolina

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Aug. 22 approved a June 20 application from the Cookstown Solar LLC affiliate of Strata Solar LLC for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing construction of a 5-MW (ac) facility.

The project site is located on the south side of Stoney Creek Church Road, east of the intersection with U.S. Route 117, and west of North Carolina Highway 111, near Goldsboro in Wayne County. The $14 million facility is projected to come online in June 2017. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a 15 year power purchase agreement.

The company contact is: Jackson Naftel, Strata Solar LLC, 50101 Governors Drive, Suite 280, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, 919.960.6015,

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.