Headwaters wins North Carolina okays for 5-MW solar projects

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Sept. 19 approved a June 21 application from Traveller Solar LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity covering construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located at 300 Robert E. Lee Drive, southeast of the intersection of Robert E. Lee Drive and Harvey Faulk Road, Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina.

The developer, which is an affiliate of Headwaters Solar, said it plans to sell all of the project output to Duke Energy Progress. The projected date for commercial operation is Sept. 1, 2017.

A project contact is: Veronika Gunter, member of Traveller Solar LLC, veronika@headwaterssolar.com, telephone (828) 772-8554.

The commission on Sept. 19 also approved a July 6 application from Headwaters affiliate Catherine Lake Solar LLC for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 1141 Pony Farm Road, on the east side of Pony Farm Road, 1,440 feet northwest of the intersection of Pony Farm Road and Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina. The project is due to come on-line around Sept. 1, 2017. The applicant plans to sell the output of this $7.8 million project to Duke Energy Progress.

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