Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy’s commercial portfolio, has acquired six solar projects in Georgia totaling 4.7 MW AC from SolAmerica Energy.
“In acquiring these solar sites, we add Georgia to our growing U.S. renewables footprint,” stated Rob Caldwell, president of Duke Energy Renewables and Distributed Energy Technology.
SolAmerica Energy developed the ground-mounted projects and managed construction under an engineering, procurement and construction agreement with Duke Energy affiliate REC Solar. The panels were manufactured by Yingli. The projects are part of the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative, and Georgia Power will buy the power generated by the projects under a 30-year agreement.
“We are pleased to have developed and constructed these projects for Duke Energy as part of a portfolio of projects under Georgia Power’s Advanced Solar Initiative,” said R. Stanley Allen, president of SolAmerica. “Duke Energy Renewables and REC Solar have been great partners and we look forward to continued involvement in the projects in an operations and maintenance capacity.”