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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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Solar rebate program for SC customers

A new solar rebate program is available for the company’s South Carolina customers. The rebate is designed to help homeowners and businesses offset the upfront cost associated with installing solar on their property. This is the first of several new programs the company is introducing to support customers’ interest in renewable energy.
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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 approved Duke Energy’s agreements with solar developers to purchase up to 20 megawatts of solar power for its customers. The developers will build and operate four solar projects, each producing up to 5 megawatts of electric power. We also announced plans, pending regulatory approval, for a 17-megawatt solar facility at a southern Indiana naval base. It will be our first major solar facility in the state.
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