Duke Energy Renewables announced July 21 that it has acquired a 20-MW (ac) solar project in Shawboro, N.C., from Ecoplexus Inc., the lead developer of the project.
“We are pleased to add a quality project from Ecoplexus to our growing solar portfolio in Eastern North Carolina,” said Greg Wolf, Duke Energy president, Commercial Portfolio. “Providing clean, renewable energy and opportunities for local economic development in the state are important to the company.”
“The development process for the Shawboro project started approximately two years ago, and Ecoplexus is very pleased to partner with Duke Energy to bring more solar energy to the state of North Carolina,” said Erik Stuebe, Ecoplexus president. “The community in Currituck County has been very supportive of the project, and both Ecoplexus and Duke thank them.”
The energy generated from the facility will be sold to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power through a 15-year agreement. Swinerton Renewable Energy will build the facility, which is targeted for completion by year end.
Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), noted that it has 16 solar facilities either complete or under construction in North Carolina.