North Carolina commission okays 5-MW Suncaster solar project

Suncaster LLC on Oct. 11 was approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar project located at 345 Big Daddy’s Road, Pikeville, Wayne County, N.C.

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

Project contact information is: Suncaster LLC, 2610 Wycliff Road, Suite 410, Raleigh, NC 27607,, telephone (919) 636-6303. That is contact information for Denmark-based solar developer GreenGo Energy Group A/S.

Said the Oct. 11 approval: “After careful consideration, the Commission finds good cause to approve the application and issue the attached certificate for the proposed solar photovoltaic electric generating facility. The Commission further finds good cause, based upon the foregoing and the entire record in this proceeding, to accept registration of the facility as a new renewable energy facility.”

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