North Carolina commission okays 5-MW ATOOD Solar IV project

On Oct. 31, the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved a Sept. 2 application from ATOOD Solar IV LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 4.99-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 2201 Mercantile Drive NE, Leland, Brunswick County, North Carolina.

The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.

Said the Oct. 31 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 $10 million project will interconnect to the Duke Energy Progress grid. The projected on-line date is Dec. 31, 2017. The projected annual sales are 11,060,280 kilowatt-hours.

Project contact information is: Brian Adams, ATOOD Solar IV LLC, 10018 Triple Oak Rd., Charlotte, NC 28277,, telephone number (704) 776-6057. The company website says this is a solar power developer.

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