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Solar energy is an important part of our nation's energy future - and its present.

More and more people across the U.S. are looking for greater renewable energy choices, and solar plays an increasingly important role in the way Duke Energy provides electricity to our customers. Already, it's helping homeowners, businesses and governmental organizations meet part of their energy needs. And as the cost of solar installations continues to decrease nationwide, it's easier for customers to choose solar. show more

Duke Energy is committed to providing customers with more options to use solar energy and other forms of renewable energy choices. Solar power complements our other sources of energy, such as nuclear, coal and gas-fired power plants, which meet customers' energy needs around the clock.
  • In our six-state service territory, Duke Energy customers receive energy from more than 600 megawatts of solar capacity generated by more than 5,800 solar installations in the six states we serve, including more than 50 megawatts from rooftop solar installations.
  • Since 2007, Duke Energy has invested more than $4 billion in wind and solar facilities nationwide.
  • Over the next five years, the company plans to invest approximately $3 billion in renewable energy.
There is more to do. We know solar energy is important to the energy future of every state we serve. It's the reason we're working with state leaders and others who care about this resource to make sure solar continues to grow in a way that benefits everyone. Our customers want more renewable energy choices, and we are committed to providing those in an affordable, reliable and sustainable way.show less

Construction ramps up at NC projects

Duke Energy is investing $500 million to expand solar energy in North Carolina. That commitment includes building, owning and operating three facilities that will be among the largest in the state. The facilities will be in service later this year providing more renewable energy for customers and further diversifying the electric generation mix.
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SC customers to see new solar programs late this year

Customers in South Carolina will have more opportunities to take advantage of solar due to programs proposed by Duke Energy. The offerings include rebates for customers installing rooftop solar installations as well as a community solar program. Pending approval by the South Carolina Public Service Commission, the programs are expected to be available late this year.
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Four new solar projects expected in Indiana

Customers in Indiana can expect to see construction beginning on four new solar facilities in the near future. Duke Energy has signed agreements with developers to purchase up to 20 megawatts of solar power for its Indiana customers. The projects will be located in Clay, Vigo, Howard and Sullivan counties.
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