North Carolina commission okays 5-MW Horus North Carolina 1 solar project

HORUS NORTH CAROLINA 1 LLC was approved Dec. 20 by the North Carolina Utilities Commission on its Oct. 11 application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing construction of a 4.99-MW (ac) solar facility to be located in Lee County, N.C.

The facility will be located on a parcel of land lying south of Lower Moncure Road near the town of Sanford. The parcel address is 524 Lower Moncure Road.

The facility will consist of approximately twenty one thousand nine hundred and twenty (21,920) 320Wp PV modules (or equivalent) affixed to ground mounted track systems supported on driven piles. The system will utilize approximately five 1000 kW inverters (or equivalent).

The projected cost of the facility is approximately $9.35 million. The facility is projected to come on-line in December 2017. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a power purchase agreement.

Said the Dec. 20 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 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.”

A project contact is: Manuel Rodríguez, HORUS NORTH CAROLINA 1 LLC, 125 W. Park Av, #217, Charlotte, NC 28203 marodriguez@opde.net.