Duke Energy launches construction of 94 MW of solar parks in N Carolina
Millfield solar park, North Carolina. Author: PRNewsFoto/Duke Energy
Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) has started construction of two solar parks with a combined capacity of 94 MW in North Carolina, US utility said today.
The first project is the 69-MW Maiden Creek solar farm in the town of Maiden, Catawba County, while the other one is the 25-MW Gaston solar park in Bessemer City, Gaston County.
In total, the two solar plants will include about 400,000 solar panels that will produce enough power to supply around 20,000 homes and businesses. Both facilities are expected to be commissioned by the end of 2020.
The projects were among the chosen under North Carolina's Competitive Procurement for Renewable Energy programme and will deliver power at the lowest possible cost.
Duke Energy currently operates about 40 solar farms in North Carolina and maintains over 3,300 MW of solar power on its local energy grid.