Duke Energy Renewables

Solar panels on the roof of Charlotte-based National Gypsum are owned by Duke Energy. The utility leases them to the company under a separate pilot program begun a decade ago.
Duke Energy

Duke Energy is starting a new business to lease solar power facilities to small and medium-sized companies in the Carolinas. Duke Energy Clean Energy Resources will install, own and operate solar panels on site for business customers under 20-year leases.

Aerial view of the Shoreham Solar Commons project under construction in Brookhaven, N.Y.
Duke Energy Renewables

Duke Energy's commercial renewable energy division is expanding into New York State by buying one of that state's largest solar energy farms.  

Duke Energy

Duke Energy's commercial energy division has bought six solar projects in Georgia. Duke Energy Renewables acquired the sites from solar developer SolAmerica Energy of Atlanta for an undisclosed sum.

gaston solar project
Duke Energy Renewables

Duke Energy's commercial power business has bought six solar projects in eastern North Carolina. 

Duke Energy Renewables says all six sites were developed by Pennsylvania-based Community Energy. 

Duke Energy Solar farm near Elizabeth City NC
Duke Energy

Duke Energy says it’s on track to beat its goal for renewable energy use over the next few years, so it’s raising the bar. The pledge came in the company’s annual corporate sustainability report out Thursday.

Aerial view of Duke Energy's solar farm in Conetoe, N.C.
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Duke Energy has signed a deal with aerospace giant Lockheed Martin for power from a solar farm Duke completed recently in Conetoe, N.C., east of Rocky Mount. 

Duke Energy plans to add two more solar energy projects to its North Carolina power network next year, as it works to meet state requirements for clean electricity.

The company is asking the North Carolina Utilities Commission for permission to take over two projects already in development -  a 60-megawatt solar farm in Monroe and a 15.4-megawatt facility in Mocksville, in Davie County.

If approved, construction on both would start in March and be done by the end of 2016. 

Duke Energy Solar farm near Elizabeth City NC
Duke Energy

Corning Inc. is boosting its use of renewable energy in North Carolina through a big solar power deal announced Monday with a division of Charlotte-based Duke Energy.

Duke Energy Renewables began construction earlier this year on an 80-megawatt solar farm in Conetoe, east of Rocky Mount in eastern North Carolina. When it’s finished later this month, it will be the largest of its kind east of the Mississippi.