Duke Energy Selects Distributed-Generation Solar Sites

As part of the first phase of its distributed solar generation program, North Carolina-based Duke Energy has selected four sites to receive solar systems on their rooftops.

National Gypsum Co. in Mount Holly, N.C., will house a 1.2 MW system that includes 5,096 rooftop solar panels. Highwood Properties in Greensboro, N.C., will house a 1.6 MW system that includes 7,020 rooftop solar panels.

Food Lion, in Salisbury, N.C., will house a 1.3 MW system that includes 5,616 rooftop solar panels. Childress Klein Properties in Charlotte, N.C., will house a 0.5 MW system that includes 2,314 rooftop solar panels.

These sites were selected based on their ready access to the electric grid and solar productivity potential, in addition to other essential lease agreement criteria, Duke Energy says. Installations will begin immediately, with all Phase I systems installed by the end of the first quarter of 2010.

SOURCE: Duke Energy

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