Duke Energy passes 1 GW of owned solar energy capacity
Post date: 02/07/2019 - 17:46
With the »North Rosamond Solar Facility« coming online in June in California, US utility Duke Energy Corp has passed the 1 GW threshold of utility-scale owned and operated solar facilities nationwide. According to the company, throughout the decade, Duke Energy has been building a solar portfolio that now includes almost 70 sites in 10 states, with a total capacity of 1.1 GW.
North Carolina is Duke Energy's biggest solar state. The company owns 40 solar facilities in the state, including the 80 MW »Conetoe Solar Facility« in Edgecombe County, the 65 MW »Warsaw Solar Facility« in Duplin County and the 60 MW »Monroe Solar Facility« in Union County. In April, the company said it would develop and own more major projects in the state.
In Florida, Duke Energy has over 100 MW of solar generation in operation and four more solar plants targeted for operation by the end of March 2020. That represents an additional 270 MW of clean energy for customers. These investments are part of an overall solar generation expansion plan to grow Duke Energy Florida's solar portfolio to 700 MW by 2022. California is Duke Energy's second-largest solar state, with 12 sites and more than 340 MW of capacity.