Duke Energy has approximately 1 megawatt of solar power on our state's electric grid, and we expect that number to grow. Already, more than 100 customers use rooftop solar panels in the state. Additionally, more than 140 megawatts of utility-scale projects proposed are in the state.
Duke Energy supports state-level organizations that promote renewable energy development. In South Carolina, Duke Energy has contributed $2 million to Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE), a nonprofit organization that promotes the development of renewable energy resources. Through PaCE, we fund a pilot program that provides matching grants to K-12 schools and not-for-profit educational institutions interested in installing rooftop solar systems.
A coalition of environmental, utility and business stakeholders in South Carolina have proposed a comprehensive, forward-looking bill that lays the groundwork for solar expansion in the state. Senate Bill 1189 is a significant step forward in providing customers with more renewable energy choices. The bill provides consumers and producers of electricity with reasonable choices, fair rates and a foothold for solar energy as an ever-expanding part of South Carolina’s energy future. We will continue to work with South Carolina stakeholders on this important legislation.
Our customers are looking for ways to increase solar activity, and we are committed to helping them find the choices they want. Learn more about renewable energy in South Carolina.Duke Energy Carolinas Duke Energy Progress
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