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  • Plans for 5 megawatt solar facility at Walt Disney World Resort   
  • Fourth major Duke Energy solar facility begins construction in N.C.
  • Expanding capacity in Florida

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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 more than 700 megawatts of solar capacity generated by about 7,000 solar installations in the six states we serve, including more than 70 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 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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Shared solar and solar rebate programs coming soon for SC customers

Duke Energy is making steady progress to offer more opportunities for customers to use solar energy. It recently requested proposals for about 53 megawatts (AC) of utility-scale solar capacity to be in service in its South Carolina service areas by the end of 2016. The company also is looking for up to 5 megawatts of solar capacity for its Shared Solar Program. Beginning Oct. 13, customers will be able to sign up for a new solar rebate program.
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Four solar projects get the green light in Indiana

Solar rays will soon help power the homes and businesses of Indiana customers. The Indiana utility commission recently approved Duke Energy’s agreements with two solar developers to purchase up to 20 megawatts of solar power for its customers. The projects in Clay and Vigo counties are expected to provide energy by the end of 2015. The Sullivan and Howard county projects are expected to be operational before June of 2016.
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