North Carolina commission okays 5-MW Buttercup Solar project of Cypress Creek

The Buttercup Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables won an Oct. 25 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 along W Charity Road, on the east side of Boney Road, in Rose Hill, Duplin County, North Carolina.

The $9.45 million facility is projected to come on-line as of Sept. 1, 2017. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress pursuant to a power purchase agreement. The service life of the project is expected to be approximately 35 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are expected to be approximately 10,500,000 kilowatt-hours.

A project contact is: Evan Riley, 3250 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 355, Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310) 581-6299,

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.