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Posted July 11, 2019
CHARLOTTE – Duke Energy’s bid to increase its solar power capacity – both in North Carolina and nationwide – has reached a major renewable milestone – 1 gigawatt (GW) of owned solar energy capacity.
The news comes after the Charlotte-based company — and one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. — opened its North Rosamond Solar Facility in California last month.
According to MainRenewableEnergy.com, the US had “over 50 GW of installed photovoltaic capacity.”
It’s been a quite the journey to get to this point, with Duke Energy devoting much of the last decade building up its solar portfolio.
The result: 70 sites in 10 states, with a total capacity of 1.1 GW. At peak output, that could serve energy to approximately 2 million homes, the firm reported.
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