North Carolina commission okays Strata Solar’s 5-MW Selwyn Farm project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Aug. 31 approved a May 26 application from Selwyn Farm LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located on the east side of Nineth Street (also known as State Road 1703), north of the railroad tracks, and south of the intersection with Horseback Lane, Lilesville, Anson County, North Carolina.

The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress, a unit of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), under a 15-year power purchase agreement. The application said the facility is projected to come on-line in June 2017. 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,

The commission on Aug. 31 also approved a June 20 application from Strata Solar’s Marchpast Solar LLC for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) facility to be located north of U.S. 158, west of the intersection with Weavers Chapel Road, (also known as State Road 1407), and northeast of the intersection with Roanoke Chapel Road, (also known as State Road 1938), Littleton, Halifax County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the ouput to Duke Energy Progress. The $14 million facility is projected to come on-line in May 2017.

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