SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

North Carolina regulators approve solar microgrid in Smokies


“Duke Energy got the official go-ahead Thursday for a renewable energy project that’s drawing praise from some of its most frequent critics.

“The “microgrid” system, atop Mount Sterling in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, represents Duke’s latest, small foray into linking solar energy to battery storage – a combination that experts say is key for the expansion of renewable energy.”

Originally published on April 7, 2017.