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Pine Gate completes 108 MW solar project in North Carolina

Trent River Solar is one of the first to be awarded a 20-year PPA through Duke Energy’s Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy program.

North Carolina bill hides reduced utility oversight behind lots of new renewables

House Bill 951 would lead to a huge procurement of renewables, but is soured by the additions of gigawatt-scale natural gas capacity, reduced regulator authority, and potential multi-year rate hikes.

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Does the Southeast need wholesale power markets in order to hit its renewable goals?

A new report from ACORE, the American Clean Power Association, and SEIA explores the benefits of instituting real-time, wholesale energy markets across the 12 Southeast states as a way to accelerate renewable resource adoption.

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Pine Gate Renewables completes its first North Carolina storage project

The 6.9 MW/10 MWh Grissom solar and storage project will provide energy to the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation under a long-term power contract.

North Carolina is no longer the Southeast’s most solar state

The fourth edition of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s Solar in the Southeast report shows that Florida has passed North Carolina in total installed capacity, while South Carolina has passed its northern neighbor in the context of a solar watts per customer ratio.

How the Southeast can achieve 100% clean energy

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy identified two pathways that the Southeast’s big utilities could follow to achieve 100% renewable generation against the backdrop of a possible federal mandate.

Duke proposal aims to accelerate EV charging infrastructure in North Carolina

The utility’s proposal is being introduced to support a statewide goal of having 80,000 zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025.

Duke Energy to test novel approach to turn coal plants into energy storage stations

Funded by a Department of Energy grant, the project will evaluate Malta Inc.’s thermal energy storage system as a viable, scalable solution.

Pine Gate sheds its in-house EPC, launches Blue Ridge Power

Pine Gate is the latest in a string of solar companies to outsource their engineering, procurement, and construction functions to third-party or subsidiary companies.

Hershey secures 70 MW of solar to meet its emission reduction goals

Two projects, one in North Carolina and the other in Texas, will keep the candy maker on track to cut its emissions by more than 50% by 2030. 

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