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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. 

Wells Fargo joins Duke Energy’s GSA program with solar buy

The bank is the fourth major corporate buyer to enter the program, with a contract for 58 MW of the Blackburn Solar Project.

Gas South sets $50 million investment goal for solar energy

The company has also completed its first utility-scale installation, as well as invested millions into community solar projects.

Duke faces pushback over North Carolina brownfield solar project

Duke along with community and environmental groups find themselves as unlikely allies as state officials deem a 5 MW installation to be expensive and unnecessary.

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Add 16 GW solar, 10 GW storage in North Carolina, says alternative resource plan

The plan would yield $7.2 billion of cost savings, says a filing from the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association and other groups, in comparison with Duke Energy’s least-cost resource plan.

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Duke Energy announces major solar additions in Florida and the Carolinas

More than 1.3 GW will be built or owned by the utility across Florida and the Carolinas in the coming years, driven by the company’s Competitive Procurement for Renewable Energy program.

Renewable energy advocates give Duke Energy failing grades in IRP ‘report card’

Evaluating the 15-year energy generation plans outlined in the most recent IRPs for both Duke Energy Carolina and Duke Energy Progress, the group takes issue with Duke’s commitment to fossils and lack of renewable additions, among other criteria.

Duke Energy North Carolina survived and thrived in 2020, with record-setting solar

An unpredictable year saw the utility add 5,500 residential and commercial solar systems in North Carolina, contract for the largest floating solar system in the Southeast, and add three major players to the company’s Green Source Advantage program.

Morning Brief: Six Midwest utilities to spend $15B to deploy 4 GW of solar, 3.6 GW of wind and 1 GW of battery storage

Also in the brief: A rural Virginia county grapples with the pros and cons of a proposed $200 million, 149 MW solar farm, Utah’s solar advocates plan to fight decision by state regulators.

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