Duke Energy approves ‘largest’ solar farm in North Carolina

  • Duke Energy solar
    Innovative Solar Systems already has a 1GW pipeline for North Carolina for this and next year – mainly 35MW to 80MW in size. Image: Duke Energy

The largest electric power holding company in the US, Duke Energy has approved an 80MW solar power plant in North Carolina.

The utility has given interconnection approval to the developer Innovative Solar Systems to construct the 80MW solar plant, with energy from the project, once built, to be supplied to the Duke Energy grid.

The ground-mount plant is to span 500 acres with 30,000 panels installed and eight inverters.

Innovative Solar Systems CEO John Green said the plant would be the largest project to be built in state of North Carolina to date.

Innovative Solar Systems already has a 1GW pipeline for North Carolina for this and next year – ranging from 35MW to 80MW in size.

PV-Tech Storage Promo

Newsletter

Preview Latest
Subscribe
We won't share your details - promise!

Publications

  • Photovoltaics International 24th Edition

    Signs earlier in the year of the global industry entering a growth phase have now been confirmed beyond any doubt. Almost all the big-name suppliers have now announced some form of manufacturing capacity expansion, a trend that analysts agree will only gather pace as long as the levels of demand predicted over the next few years turn out to be correct.

  • Manufacturing The Solar Future: The 2014 Production Annual

    Although the past few years have proved extremely testing for PV equipment manufacturers, falling module prices have driven solar end-market demand to previously unseen levels. That demand is now starting to be felt by manufacturers, to the extent that leading companies are starting to talk about serious capacity expansions later this year and into 2015. This means that the next 12 months will be a critical period if companies throughout the supply chain are to take full advantage of the PV industry’s next growth phase.

Partners

Acknowledgements

Solar Media