Duke Energy Renewables has begun construction of a 5 MW utility-scale solar power project in Beaufort County, N.C., adjacent to its 12.5 MW Washington White Post facility.
Duke has contracted with SunEnergy1, a solar design, engineering and construction company based in Mooresville, N.C., to build the 27,450-panel photovoltaic project. It is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
As in the initial project, the solar energy generated from the Washington White Post II site will be sold through a 15-year agreement to North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency.
‘The Washington White Post II Solar Power Project brings together the same top-tier team that worked on the original solar facility,’ says Duke Energy Renewables President Greg Wolf. ‘We appreciate working with a community committed to bringing economic development and renewable, emissions-free energy to eastern North Carolina.’