North Carolina commission okays more 5-MW projects of Strata Solar

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Sept. 19 approved a June 20 application from Necal Farm LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity covering construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located south of NC Hwy 49, west of the intersection of NC Hwy 49 and Matherly Trail Road, Pleasant Grove, Alamance County, North Carolina.

The facility is projected to come on-line in August 2017. Electricity generated by the $14 million facility will be sold to Duke Energy Carolinas 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,

The commission on Sept. 19 also approved a July 18 application from Strata Solar’s Quarter Horse Farm LLC affiliate for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located at the end of Hilltop Farm Road, northwest of the intersection with U.S. Highway 17, Hampstead, Pender County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.

The Quarter Horse facility is projected to come on-line in September 2017. The projected annual sales of the $14 million facility are 9,000,000 kWh.

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