DUKE ENERGY: Duke Energy Carolinas program will provide South Carolina customers a new choice for solar energy


Duke Energy issued the following announcement on Feb. 7.

Duke Energy Carolinas is providing another affordable renewable energy option for its South Carolina customers that will enable them to see real savings in their monthly bills from the output of two new solar facilities in Anderson County.

Following on the successful launch of a nearly identical program last year by Duke Energy Progress, the Shared Solar Program is available to all qualified Duke Energy Carolinas residential and nonresidential customers including those who hold tax-exempt status, those who rent or live in multifamily housing, and those who may not otherwise have access to solar energy.

Customers who subscribe to solar energy through the Shared Solar Program will receive a monthly bill credit for the value of the energy produced by their subscription.

“This program is a great opportunity for any customers who are unable to put a solar facility on their property to access renewable energy,” said Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe, state president for Duke Energy in South Carolina. “We estimate that a typical residential customer will be credited more than $200 per year from their Shared Solar subscription. Customers are not only saving on their electric bill, they are directly supporting a renewable energy future in South Carolina for generations to come.”

The program is powered by two new facilities in Anderson County – a 2 megawatt facility near Piedmont and a 1 megawatt facility in Pelzer – developed and owned by Soltage, an independent renewable power provider that develops, finances and operates solar and solar-plus-storage projects across the U.S.

Duke Energy Carolinas serves about 591,000 customers in the Upstate region of South Carolina, including Greenwood, Greenville, Spartanburg, Lancaster and York counties. Duke Energy Progress serves about 169,000 customers in the northeastern part of South Carolina, including Darlington, Florence and Sumter counties.

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Source:  Duke Energy 

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