Duke Energy proposes two new solar facilities in North Carolina

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Duke Energy proposes two new solar facilities in North Carolina

Duke Energy Corp. said last week it has proposed two new solar projects in North Carolina, United States, that would increase the company's solar capacity in the state. The two projects in planning stage would total more than 75 MW:

  • A 60-megawatt facility near Monroe, N.C. and a
  • 15.4-megawatt facility in Mocksville, N.C.

The proposal is currently awaiting the approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission. Duke Energy would own and operate both facilities. Financial details of the projects were not released.

North Carolina is ranked fourth in the nation for overall installed solar, as Duke Energy continues to invest heavily in the state, currently working to complete construction of 140 megawatts of capacity at four solar facilities.

Over the past eight years, Duke Energy has invested $4 billion in wind and solar facilities in 12 states and plans to invest $3 billion in renewable energy during the next five years, according to a news release.

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