Duke Energy Renewables Inc., through its distributed generation arm REC Solar Commercial Corp., acquired nine solar projects in Georgia with a combined capacity of 20 MWac.
The solar projects are under construction or have started commercial operations across central Georgia, according to a Jan. 15 company news release.
The solar facilities included in the acquisition are: the 2.5-MW Apalachicola project in Richmond County; the 1.725-MW Arnold Cochran project in Bleckley County; the 1.95-MW Columbia substation in Columbia County; the 2.6-MW Coody Cochran project in Bleckley County; the 2.1-MW Fountain Folkston project in Charlton County; the 2.1-MW Harris Shiloh project in Harris County; the 2.2-MW Polk Cedartown project in Polk County; the 2-MW Shawnee project in Burke County; and the 2.6-MW Westberry Jesup project in Wayne County.
The portfolio was developed in partnership with Inman Solar.
The last site is scheduled to reach commercial operation by the end of March. A total of 81,060 solar panels will be installed for the projects.
All energy and renewable attributes of the solar facilities will be sold to Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power Co. under long-term power purchase agreements.
Duke Energy Renewables is a Duke Energy Corp. subsidiary.