City of Charlotte and Duke Energy Announced a Collaboration on Solar Power Project in North Carolina


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May 19, 2020, 09:30 EST


May 19, 2020, 09:30 /Comserve / -- The City of Charlotte has announced a collaboration with Duke Energy to execute a renewable power agreement, which is also focused on further expanding solar energy in the state.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, 18th May 2020: The City of Charlotte has announced a collaboration with Duke Energy to execute a renewable power agreement, which is also focused on further expanding solar energy in the state. The agreement is signed under the Green Source Advantage (GSA) program of Duke Energy.

As per the agreement, Duke Energy will secure a zero-carbon power solar facility of 35-megawatt (MW) along Tomlin Mill Road, near Statesville in Iredell County in North Carolina, which will be used to meet the energy demand of Charlotte city. Adding to this, Vi Lyles, the mayor of Charlotte, said that he was proud to be a municipal leader of the state, for not just setting goals for the environment, but also for taking actions on the goals that support the environment as well as the health of the community.

The solar farm, which is anticipated to be fully operational by 2022, is planned to be built by a solar energy company of North Carolina, called as Carolina Solar Energy, along with an international solar energy company, Ecoplexus.

The action taken by the Mayor of the City of Charlotte for building the solar farm, fits well with the goal of the city to have its municipal fleet and facilities be fueled by 100% zero-carbon energy sources by 2030. By participating in the GSA, the city would have the opportunity to offset a portion of the energy supplied to its municipal operations with renewable energy. Moreover, the state is also ranked second in the nation for overall solar power.

The Green Source Advantage program offered by Duke Energy offers 600MW of capacity for large customers of Duke Energy in North Carolina. As per current records, the organization maintains more than 3300 MW of solar power on its energy grid in the state. Additionally, Duke Energy also operates 40 solar facilities.

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