Headwaters Solar approved for 5-MW Pecan Grove project in North Carolina

The Pecan Grove Solar LLC affiliate of Headwaters Solar was approved Oct. 31 by the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar project to be located off US Hwy 17 Business at New Bern in Craven County, approximately 0.39 miles east of the intersection of US Highway 17 Business and US Hwy 17.

The projected date for the $7.8 million facility to come on-line is Sept. 1, 2017, said the Aug. 22 application for this certificate. The applicant plans to sell the output to Duke Energy Progress.

A project contact is: Veronika Gunter, Pecan Grove Solar LLC, 34 Wall St., Suite 604, Asheville NC 28801, veronika@headwaterssolar.com, telephone (828) 251-0467.


  • Headwaters Solar affiliate Swansboro Solar LLC was approved Oct. 31 by the North Carolina commission for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) project to be located off Belgrade-Swansboro Road at Maysville in Onslow County, approximately 0.17 miles north of the intersection of Belgrade-Swansboro Rd and Brighttown Rd. This project is due to come on-line as of Sept. 1, 2017, with the output sold to Duke Energy Progress. This is also a $7.8 million project.
  • Headwaters Solar affiliate Old 421 Solar LLC was approved Oct. 31 for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic project to be located off Philpott Road, approximately 0.62 miles south of the intersection of Philpott Road and U.S. Highway 311, Stoneville, Rockingham County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this $7.8 million facility to Duke Energy Carolinas. The projected on-line date is Sept. 1, 2017.
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