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