By Michael Dabaie


Duke Energy Corp. said North Carolina regulators approved Duke Energy's 5-megawatt solar project in Buncombe County, the company's first that will be located on a retired county landfill.

The N.C. Utilities Commission gave the project the green light to begin construction, the company said.

Duke Energy will own and operate the 5-MW solar power plant located on the closed landfill.

The plant is expected to be in service by the end of 2021 and will produce enough energy annually to power about 1,000 homes and businesses, Duke said.


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May 12, 2021 09:08 ET (13:08 GMT)

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