Duke Energy Selects Distributed-Generation Solar Sites (DUK)

As part of the first phase of its distributed solar generation program, North Carolina-based Duke Energy has selected four sites to receive solar systems on their rooftops.

NationalGypsum Co. in Mount Holly, N.C., will house a 1.2 MW system thatincludes 5,096 rooftop solar panels. Highwood Properties in Greensboro,N.C., will house a 1.6 MW system that includes 7,020 rooftop solarpanels.

Food Lion, in Salisbury, N.C., will house a 1.3 MWsystem that includes 5,616 rooftop solar panels. Childress KleinProperties in Charlotte, N.C., will house a 0.5 MW system that includes2,314 rooftop solar panels.

These sites were selected based ontheir ready access to the electric grid and solar productivitypotential, in addition to other essential lease agreement criteria,Duke Energy says. Installations will begin immediately, with all PhaseI systems installed by the end of the first quarter of 2010

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