North Carolina commission approves 25-MW Quail Holdings solar project

Quail Holdings LLC won an Oct. 18 approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 25 MW (ac) solar photovoltaic system, to be located west of the termination of Crepe Myrtle Lane, Mocksville, Davie County, North Carolina.

This solar photovoltaic array will consist of approximately 105,840 PV solar modules affixed to ground-mounted racks supported on driven piles. The projected cost of the facility is $34 million.

The facility is projected to come on-line as of Dec. 31, 2017. The electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Carolinas under a 15-year power purchase agreement, the application said.

On Sept. 1, the applicant filed a certificate of service with the commission stating that a copy of the application and the related public notice were provided to EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corp. On Oct. 6, Quail Holdings filed an amendment to the application stating that electricity will be wheeled through EnergyUnited to Duke Energy Carolinas.

A listed project contact is: Quail Holdings LLC, Attn: Brian C. Bednar, 1125 E. Morehead Street, Suite 202, Charlotte, NC 28204, (704) 644-7733, That is contact information for solar developer Birdseye Renewable Energy.


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