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

The Tarpey Farm LLC affiliate of Strata Solar LLC won a Sept. 27 approval on a July 29 application with 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 Granville County.

The facility site is located east of West B Street (also known as State Road 1100), west of Running Brook Road, and north of Coley Road, in Butner, Granville County.

The facility is projected to come on-line in September 2017. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Carolinas 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.

Project contact information is: Jackson Naftel, Strata Solar LLC, 50101 Governors Drive, Suite 280, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, 919.960.6015,

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