Strata Solar’s Polk Farm affiliate seeks approval for 5-MW project in N.C.

Polk Farm LLC applied Aufg. 16 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 Richmond County.

The facility is to be located on the north side of King Street (also known as NC Highway 177), east of the intersection with Ponderosa Drive, and west of the intersection with George Dawkins Drive, near Hamlet in Richmond County.

The facility is projected to come on-line in August 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 $14 million 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, Strata Solar’s Hoover Farm LLC applied Aug. 17 with the North Carolina commission for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located on the west side of Crawford Road (also known as State Road 1453), on the north side of Stubbs Avenue, and north of the intersection of Crawford Road and Pressley Rankin Highway, near Ellerbe, Richmond County.

This $14 million facility is projected to come on-line in August 2017. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a 15-year power purchase agreement.

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