North Carolina commission approves 5-MW County Home Solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Aug. 31 aproved an October 2014 application from County Home Solar LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 4.99-MW (ac) facility to be located on the south side of County Home Road, east of the intersection with Clemmer Road and west of the intersection with Fordtown Road, near Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina.

The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress under a power purchase agreement. The service life of the equipment is expected to be 30 years. The projected year one annual production will be approximately 9,750,000 kWhrs. The project at the time of the application had been forecast to be on-line in December 2015.

Project contact information is: FLS Energy Inc. c/o Greg Ness, 130 Roberts Street, Asheville, NC 28801, (828) 350-3993.

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