Project Focus: Duke Energy and SunPower complete 1MW power project

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Shelby, North Carolina is a home to the newest completed solar project by Duke Energy Generation Systems (DEGS) and SunPower. The 1MW solar project began construction in March and is currently producing energy for the North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 (NCMPA1) – serving Shelby, NC.

“This agreement is a great start to the development of our solar resource portfolio,” said Graham Edwards, CEO of ElectriCities, the management services organization for NCMPA1. “Solar power complements our existing power supply portfolio by providing peak power during the daylight hours, while also helping to maintain our very small carbon footprint.”

SunPower designed and built the PV system at the Shelby-Cleveland County Regional Airport. The project has 4,500 crystalline silicon panels mounted on SunPower’s Tracker technology.  NCMPA 1 and its 19 member organizations will buy all the output from the Shelby project over the next 20 years under the power purchase agreement with DEGS.

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