Learn how this zero-carbon energy source works, its history and future while Duke Energy builds more renewables
As the largest object in our solar system, the sun makes up 99.8 percent of the mass of all the system's planets and pieces combined. A star that big shines enough light on the Earth every hour to power the world’s annual electricity needs.
Solar panels can’t capture all of that, but every year they capture more than the last.
These simple adjustments to your home’s major appliances can help you save on your energy use and bill.
Air conditioner: The warmer the outside temperature, the harder your AC unit has to work to keep your home cool. Dial up your thermostat a few degrees to help cut energy costs. Seal leaks around windows and doors to keep the cold air in.
Learn how this zero-carbon energy source works, its history and future as Duke Energy builds more renewables
Wind turbines are tall, but did you know some of Duke Energy’s are nearly twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty?
Every year, wind turbines get taller, making them more efficient and capable of harnessing the wind. Duke Energy has more than 20 wind projects in seven states with more under construction as it works toward net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
With the help of social media and Classroom Central, science teacher Nancy Bullard made online learning fun
Solar systems, skeletons and stacks of supplies line the walls in Nancy Bullard’s classroom. Bullard – better known as Mrs. B – is the science lab teacher at Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Every student from kindergarten through fifth grade comes to her class at least once a week for hands-on science lessons.
“This is the place,” Bullard said, “where you get to blow stuff up and get messy.”
But how do you do that when teaching through a computer screen?