Duke Energy today proposed several solar power programs to the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) that will greatly expand options for customers to use renewable energy.
The programs must be approved by the commission before they can be offered to the company's 720,000 Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress customers in the Palmetto State. The programs will add up to 110MW of solar energy by 2021. Currently, less than 2MW of solar capacity is connected to Duke Energy in South Carolina.
"The passage of the Distributed Energy Resource Program Act in 2014 opened the door for Duke Energy to offer a suite of solar programs that will expand renewable energy use in South Carolina," said Clark Gillespy, Duke Energy president – South Carolina. "These diverse options will allow customers the ability to participate in a sustainable solar energy marketplace."