Duke Energy has received regulatory approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) to develop solar facilities in both Davie and Union counties in North Carolina.
The first project, the 60MW Monroe Solar Facility near Monroe in Union County, will be developed on a 161-hectare site. Strata Solar in Chapel Hill will design and develop the project.
The 15.4MW Mocksville Solar Facility will be constructed on about 44 hectares of land in Davie County. Crowder Construction in Charlotte will take the lead in engineering, procurement and construction services.
Rob Caldwell, senior vice president, distributed energy resources, said: “These projects are part of our planned expansion of solar in North Carolina. With the state third in the nation for installed solar power, we are committed to growing renewable energy in a sustainable way that benefits all customers.”
Both projects will be owned and operated by Duke Energy Carolinas and will help meet North Carolina’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard.