Headwaters gets North Carolina nod on 5-MW Old North State Solar project

The Old North State Solar LLC affiliate of Headwaters Solar won an Oct. 18 approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 5-MW (ac) facility that will be located west of the intersection of Belgrade Swansboro Rd. and Parkertown Rd. in Hubert, Onslow County, N.C.

The projected date for the facility to come on-line is Sept. 1, 2017. The plan is to sell the output to Duke Energy Progress. The service life of the project 40 years. The projected annual sales are 9,750,000 kilowatt-hours. The expected cost is $7.8 million.

Project contact information is: Veronika Gunter, Old North State Solar LLC, 34 Wall Street, Suite 604, Asheville NC 28801, veronika@headwaterssolar.com, telephone (828) 772-8554.

Also on Oct. 18:

  • the North Carolina commission approved the Plott Hound Solar LLC affiliate of Headwaters Solar for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 5-MW (ac) project located at 755 W. NC Hwy 55, at New Bern in Craven County, approximately 0.85 miles (4,504 feet) north of the intersection of NC Hwy 55 and Washington Post Rd. This $7.8 million facility is projected to come on-line as of Sept. 1, 2017. The plan is to sell all the output to Duke Energy Progress.
  • Little Mountain Solar LLC, an affiliate of Headwaters Solar, scored a commission approval for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a 5-MW (ac) solar project. The project site would be accessed off of Little Mountain Road, approximately 0.4 miles east of the intersection of Little Mountain Road and Hwy U.S. 21, in Jonesville, Yadkin County, North Carolina. The projected date for this $7.8 million facility to come on-line is Sept. 1, 2017. The planned power customer is Duke Energy Carolinas.
  • the Longleaf Pine Solar LLC affiliate of Headwaters Solar was approved by the commission for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) facility to be located off Baltimore Rd., approximately 1,008 feet (0.19 miles) south of the intersection of Baltimore Rd. and Beauchamp Rd. in Advance, Davie County. Sept. 1, 2017, is the targeted on-line date for the $7.8 million facility. The applicant’s general plan is to sell all of the output to Duke Energy Carolinas.
  • the Carolina Lily Solar LLC affiliate of Headwaters Solar won a certificate for a 5-MW (ac) project. This one is due on-line as of Sept. 1, 2017. The plan is to sell all the output to Duke Energy Carolinas. The $7.8 million facility will be located off Baltimore Rd. at Advance in Davie County, approximately 0.40 miles south of the intersection of Juney Beauchamp Rd. and Baltimore Rd.
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