Duke Energy powers up 22.6-MW solar park in N Carolina
Millfield solar park, North Carolina. Author: PRNewsFoto/Duke Energy
April 13 (Renewables Now) - US electric utility holding company Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) announced on Thursday it has brought online its 22.6-MW Stony Knoll solar park in North Carolina.
Located in Dobson, in the state’s Surry County, the photovoltaic (PV) farm is equipped with 76,600 Trina Solar bifacial modules with single-axis tracking systems and will be capable of producing electricity for around 5,000 homes per year. The power output will be sold under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Duke Energy Carolinas.
California-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm handled Stony Knoll’s construction. The plant is owned and operated by Duke’s subsidiary Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions (DESS).
Duke Energy maintains over 4,200 MW of solar power on its North Carolina grid and operates over 40 solar farms in the state. At the start of 2022, the utility brought online two solar parks in North Carolina totalling 72.6 MW.
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