Duke issues 300MW solar RFP

Duke Blue Wing solar farm in Texas.

Duke Blue Wing solar farm

Duke Energy has issued a request for proposals for 300MW of new solar energy capacity in its Carolinas and Florida service territories, with the new capacity to be fully online by the end of 2015.

The RFP gives bidders the flexibility to offer power and associated renewable energy certificates, and/or to provide a turnkey solution in which Duke Energy takes ownership of the new facility.

It allows Duke Energy to further its commitment to renewable energy, diversify its energy mix and meet North Carolina's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards (REPS).

The company is targeting solar facilities greater than 5MW. The RFP is limited to projects that are in the company's current transmission and distribution queue, as those have a realistic chance to be completed by the Log in to read complete article.

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