Solar Energy

Duke Energy

Duke Energy says state regulators have approved construction of two new solar farms - a 60-megawatt project in Union County, and a 15.4-megawatt facility in Davie County.  Duke says both will be generating electricity by year's end.

NC WARN

A Durham nonprofit says it has "temporarily suspended" sales of solar power on a church rooftop in Greensboro, complying with an order from state utility regulators last month.  

David Boraks / WFAE

Duke Energy shareholders elected a smaller board and approved one of two shareholder proposals at their annual meeting Thursday morning.

gaston solar project
Duke Energy Renewables

Duke Energy's commercial power business has bought six solar projects in eastern North Carolina. 

Duke Energy Renewables says all six sites were developed by Pennsylvania-based Community Energy. 

Duke Energy Solar farm near Elizabeth City NC
Duke Energy

Duke Energy says it’s on track to beat its goal for renewable energy use over the next few years, so it’s raising the bar. The pledge came in the company’s annual corporate sustainability report out Thursday.

NC WARN

State utility regulators ruled last week that a Durham nonprofit cannot install solar panels on a church, then charge for the electricity. It wasn’t a surprise - state law says only regulated utilities can do that. WFAE's Mark Rumsey talked to environmental reporter David Boraks about the case. 

Aerophoto America

Duke Energy has signed a deal with aerospace giant Lockheed Martin for power from a solar farm Duke completed recently in Conetoe, N.C., east of Rocky Mount. 

Report Illustrates NC's Unique Solar Energy Makeup

Jul 10, 2015
Ben Bradford / WFAE

North Carolina produces more solar energy than any state except California, but a new report ranks Charlotte near the bottom of major cities for solar installations.


Big Tech Joins Fight Against NC Solar Changes

May 29, 2015
Thomas Kohler / Flickr

The biggest companies in tech want top North Carolina lawmakers to back away from changing the state’s renewable energy laws. They join the solar energy industry and environmental advocates in their opposition to legislation that’s nearly reached the governor’s desk.


One Giant Step For Solar Power In South Carolina

May 13, 2015
Elliot Brown / Flickr

Duke Energy and a group of environmental and solar industry groups have announced several programs to expand solar power in South Carolina, a state where little currently exists.


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