Headwaters approved for 5-MW solar projects in North Carolina

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Oct. 31 approved an Aug. 9 application from Apple Pie Solar LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located off of Washington Post Road, approximately 0.28 miles north of the intersection of Washington Post Road and Gracie Farms Road, in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.

Said the approval order: “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 $7.8 million project is due to come on-line as of Sept. 1, 2017. The applicant said it plans to sell the output to Duke Energy Carolinas.

A company contact is: Veronika Gunter, Apple Pie Solar LLC, 34 Wall Street, Suite 604, Asheville NC 28801, veronika@headwaterssolar.com, telephone (828) 772-8554.

Also on Oct. 31:

  • Headwaters Solar affiliate Morgan Sellers Solar LLC was approved for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located off Morgan Sellers Road, approximately 0.25 miles east of the intersection of Morgan Sellers Road and Airport Road, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress. The projected on-line date for this $7.8 million project is Sept. 1, 2017.
  • the Ray Wilson Solar LLC affiliate of Headwaters Solar was approved for its Aug. 16 application with the North Carolina commission for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) project to be located at 200 Potts Rd at Advance in Davie County, approximately 0.10 miles north of the intersection of Potts Road and route 801. The projected date is Sept. 1, 2017, for the facility to come on-line. The applicant plans to sell the output of this $7.8 million project to Duke Energy Carolinas.
  • the Yadkin Solar Farm LLC affiliate of Headwaters was approved for a certificate for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located on the north side of Mackie Road, at the intersection of Mackie Road and Executive Manor North, Yadkinville, Yadkin County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas. The projected on-line date for this $7.8 million project is Sept. 1, 2017.
  • the Winters Solar LLC affiliate of Headwaters Solar was okayed by the North Carolina commission for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) project located on Pope Farm Road at Statesville in Iredell County, about 1.1 miles north of the intersection of Pope Farm Road and Island Ford Road. The $7.8 million facility if projected to come on-line as of Sept. 1, 2017. The applicant plans to sell the output to Duke Energy Carolinas.
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