Birdseye wins North Carolina approval for 5-MW Tanager solar project

The Tanager Holdings LLC affiliate of Birdseye Renewable Energy was approved Oct. 31 by the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 5-MW (ac) photovoltaic system to be located at the intersection of Ward Valley Road and Gold Hill Road, Asheboro, Randolph County, North Carolina.

This solar photovoltaic array will consist of approximately 19,418 PV solar modules affixed to ground mounted racks supported on driven piles. The system will utilize two inverters and will be tied to the grid operated by Duke Energy Progress.

The facility is projected to come on-line on Dec. 31, 2017. The electricity generated will be sold to the Duke Energy Progress under a 15-year power purchase agreement. The projected cost of the facility is $9 million.

A project contact listed in the Sept. 9 application is: Tanager Holdings LLC, Attn: Brian C. Bednar, 1125 E. Morehead Street, Suite 202, Charlotte, NC 28204, (704) 644-7733, That is contact information for Birdseye Renewable Energy, which is developing several solar projects in North Carolina.

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