US renewable energy developer Duke Energy has sent out a request for proposals (RFP) for around 53MW of utility-scale solar capacity to be in service in its service areas around South Carolina by the end of 2016.
The announcement gives potential bidders the ability to either offer power purchase agreements to the company or put forth a proposal in which Duke Energy would assume ownership over the proposed project.
In another RFP, Duke Energy is in the search for up to 5MW of solar capacity for its Shared Solar Programme — an offer that gives multiple entities the chance to sign on to the output from a specific solar project and reap the economic benefits from the energy generated. The deadline for both RFPs is set for mid-October 2015.
Clark Gillespy, Duke Energy president, South Carolina, said: “The collaborative vision to bring solar to South Carolina is now becoming a reality to the benefit of our customers, communities and the state. We see South Carolina becoming a leader in the adoption of new solar.”