Duke Energy has received regulatory approval to proceed with the development of a 17-megawatt solar farm at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Onslow County, North Carolina.
The project is Duke Energy’s first solar facility at a military base. It will span an area covering 80 acres and is expected to be online in 2015. The project will enable the Department of the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps to meet critical renewable energy and energy security goals, Duke Energy said.
In addition to the Camp Lejeune project, Duke Energy is building three other projects as part of its US$500 million solar expansion in North Carolina. The company owns and purchases more than 500 megawatts of solar capacity in North Carolina from more than 600 installations.