Duke Energy today received regulatory approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) to construct solar facilities in Davie and Union counties.
The 60MW Monroe Solar Facility on 2272 S. Rocky River Road near Monroe in Union County will be located on a 400-acre site. Strata Solar in Chapel Hill will design and build the project. The 15.4MW Mocksville Solar Facility in Davie County will use about 110 acres of land. The project will be located at 197 Crawford Road in Mocksville. Crowder Construction in Charlotte will serve as the project engineering, procurement and construction lead.
"These projects are part of our planned expansion of solar in North Carolina," said Rob Caldwell, senior vice president, Distributed Energy Resources. "With the state third in the nation for installed solar power, we are committed to growing renewable energy in a sustainable way that benefits all customers."
Both projects will be owned and operated by Duke Energy Carolinas and will help meet North Carolina's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard.