Duke Energy plans to develop two PV projects in North Carolina

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The two projects will have a combined generation capacity of 75MW. Image: Duke Energy

Renewable energy company Duke Energy has announced proposals to develop two PV projects in North Carolina with a combined generation capacity of 75MW.

Rob Caldwell, senior vice president of distributed energy resources at Duke Energy, said: “As part of our solar expansion efforts in North Carolina, we will continue to seize opportunities to both develop as well as purchase projects that enable us to deliver more renewable energy to our customers.”

The first project will be a 60MW facility that will be developed near Monroe in Union County. Strata Solar in Chapel Hill will design and construct the installation, which will be built on 161 hectares of land.

The 15.4MW Mocksville Solar Facility in Davie County will be developed on 44 hectares and will be constructed near Mocksville. Crowder Construction in Charlotte will take the engineering, procurement and construction lead on the site.

Both projects, if approved, will begin construction in March 2016 and are expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

The two sites will be owned and operated by Duke Energy Carolinas and will fall in line with North Carolina's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard.

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