Local

Duke Energy gets OK for solar farm at Camp Lejeune

A helicopter lowers an expandable bridge as part of a Marine Corps exercise at Camp Lejeune.
A helicopter lowers an expandable bridge as part of a Marine Corps exercise at Camp Lejeune. File photo

Duke Energy has won state approval to build a solar farm at Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base in Onslow County.

The North Carolina Utilities Commission approved the 13-megawatt project this week. The 80-acre project will be Duke’s first at a military base.

Duke Energy Progress, the utility that serves Eastern North Carolina, will own and operate the farm. It’s expected to go online later this year.

Charlotte-based Crowder Construction Services will serve as engineering, procurement and construction contractor. The project will use about 55,000 solar panels.

Duke is building three other large solar farms as part of a $500 million expansion in North Carolina.

Henderson: 704-358-5051;

Twitter: @bhender

  Comments