Duke Energy continues to be a national leader for the amount of solar energy connected to the grid for its retail customers.In the Top 10 utility solar lists compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), Duke Energy Progress (DEP) was ranked third among all utility companies for bringing on new solar capacity during 2015.
“Our customers are experiencing the benefits of Duke Energy’s work to support the growth and expansion of solar generation in this region,” said David Fountain, Duke Energy’s North Carolina president. “We are proud to put more and more solar energy to work for our customers in a way that works for everyone.”
DEP’s 461 megawatts of owned and purchased capacity for customers in 2015 helped it climb to third in the nation after being fourth the previous year. Overall, North Carolina is fourth in the nation for installed solar capacity.