Duke solar solicitation nearly 6x over-subscribed

78 proposals ranging from 7 MWac to 80 MWac are vying for spots under the 680 MW solicitation, which has been issued as part of a compromise between Duke and the solar industry.

#Solar100’s Ray Shem: Solar’s Cassandra

In this #Solar100 interview, Richard Matsui, Founder and CEO of kWh Analytics, speaks with Ray Shem, CFO at Pine Gate Renewables.

North Carolina community seeks (more than) $250 million solar facility

Adani Solar USA is looking for 2,940 acres of land to build the second largest solar plant east of the Rocky Mountains. Local commissioners are moving prudently, initially stopping progress, but recent town meetings have shown support.

Duke issues $1 billion in inaugural green bond offerings

In what it touts as one of the largest green bond transactions issued by a utility, Duke Energy Carolinas has issued bonds to further renewable energy development.

Solar “maker and braker” utilities across the South

A new web tool lets consumers in six Southern states see how their utility is embracing solar or blocking it; the tool could help consumers promote improved solar policy.


North Carolina’s climate plan could bring 25 gigawatts of solar (or more)

pv magazine crunched the numbers on North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2025, and found huge opportunities for solar.

Duke to create solar leasing program for North Carolina C&I customers

Duke Energy has filed for lessor certification in North Carolina, in hopes to start leasing solar to the state’s largest nonresidential customers.


Duke forgets to bring the sauce to the energy storage BBQ

Duke Energy has announced plans to invest $500 million to build 300 MWh of energy storage in the Carolinas over the next eight years, which breaks down to an average of 37.5 MWh per year.


Solar slowly comes back online in North Carolina

Failures of the electric grid have affected large solar plants after Hurricane Florence, just as they are affecting centralized generation.

Sol Systems put a ring on it

A joint venture of Sol Systems and Nationwide Insurance has purchased 135 MW-DC of solar projects from Cypress Creek Renewables in North Carolina.

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