Despite repeatedly interfering with solar development in its home state of Virginia, the electricity-generation giant continues to build solar plants in other states.
The utility’s solicitation for 750 GWh of renewables could be met with 400 MW of new solar PV.
Critics accuse Duke Energy of putting unnecessary interconnection barriers to undermine the five-decade old law that has spurred solar growth in the state.
Eight states have more than 400 MW-DC of projects under construction each, showing increasing market diversification.
The southeastern state installed approximately 115 MW in the second quarter of the year to leapfrog Arizona and become the state with the second most installed PV capacity across the United States.
This week saw collaborations between nations and companies, some numbers on the U.S. energy storage market and progress in the carving up of SunEdison, as the solar industry prepares for the Solar Power International trade show.
The projects are in various stages of development and most are expected to be completed in 2017 and 2018.
Federal regulators have approved the technology company’s application to become an IPP.
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