Duke Energy has selected 10 new customer sites across North Carolina to have solar panels installed on their building or grounds as part of the utility's distributed solar generation program.
The company launched the program in October 2009, when roof space was leased from four large manufacturing and commercial facilities for placement of solar panels. The new sites are Lincoln Charter School, Denver; Gaston County Schools, Lowell; Environmental Protection Agency, Durham; Maple View Farm, Hillsborough; City of Charlotte Department of Transportation Facility, Charlotte; Liberty Hardware/Johnson Development, Winston Salem; Childress Klein Properties, Charlotte; Carrier Centers LLC, Charlotte; Siemens, Winston Salem; and Daimler Trucks North America, Cleveland.
These 10 sites will generate approximately 4.1 MW of electricity by 2011, according to Duke Energy. When the distributed solar generation program is complete, the company will have invested approximately $50 million to construct and own a total of 10 MW of solar energy capacity in the state.
SOURCE: Duke Energy