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Duke Energy is well-known for being the driving force behind the largest clean-energy shift in the United States. As of now, its North Carolina electricity grid has more than 4,100 MW of solar power. This can power about 800,000 homes and businesses at full power. In addition, the company has more than 40 solar power plants in the state.

North Carolina ranks fourth in the nation in terms of total solar energy. With the enactment of Energy Solutions (HB951) for North Carolina in 2021, the future looks brighter for more solar power.

Although North Carolina ranks highly of solar energy, Duke Energy is still working to expand renewable energy capacity there. However, to achieve this, Sustainable Solutions, an unregulated brand of Duke Energy, recently commenced commercial operations at two of the state’s major solar power plants. The latest additions include the 50 MW Broad River Solar Power Plant in Cleveland and the 22.6 MW Speedway Solar Power Plant in Cabarrus County.

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What to know about Duke Energy Sustainable Solution?

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions is a pioneer in the field of sustainable energy. Moreover, they assist large businesses in reducing energy costs, eliminating emissions, and improving resilience.

Over 1,000 projects in the United States benefit from wind, solar, resilient backup power, and managed energy services provided by the team. Furthermore, they have a total nonregulated renewable energy capacity of over 5,100 megawatts.

Vision of Duke Energy

As a renewable energy company, this company is one of the best in the US. Duke Energy pursues an aggressive clean energy strategy to provide a better future for its customers and communities. Their ultimate goal is to halve carbon emissions by 2030. Moreover, they hope to achieve a net zero emission by 2050.

According to Stephen De May, Duke Energy’s North Carolina president, solar power is their major focus as they aim to reduce carbon emissions by 70% by 2030 in North Carolina and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 under HB951.

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