Sun Farm VI scores North Carolina approval for 5-MW solar project

Sun Farm VI LLC was approved on Oct. 18 by the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar project to be located on US Hwy 17 at Hertford in Perquimans County.

The July 7 application said the facility is projected to come on-line as of Oct. 15, 2017. The company plans to sell the output to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power.

The $11.5 million project is to be constructed with ground-mounted racking and would use approximately 21,875 solar modules.

Project contact information is: Sun Farm VI LLC, 176 Mine Lake Court, Ste 100, Raleigh, NC 27615,, telephone (888) 746-5558.

The North Carolina commission on Oct. 18 also approved a July 7 application from affiliate Sun Farm X LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 4.5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located off U.S. Highway 17, approximately 0.3 miles north of the intersection of Hopewell Road and U.S. Highway 17, Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Dominion North Carolina Power. This project is due to go on-line as of Oct. 15, 2017.

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