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All About Solar Energy

Learn how this zero-carbon energy source works, its history and future while Duke Energy builds more renewables
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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.

Here's How to Tame What's Hogging Energy in Your Home

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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.

Duke Energy Teams With Accenture and Microsoft to Develop First-of-its-kind Methane-emissions Monitoring Platform

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  • Satellites will identify and track methane emissions in near-real time, providing greater accuracy in data collection.
  • Companies to begin pilot in Greenville, S.C., to refine technology.
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  • Satellites will identify and track methane emissions in near-real time, providing greater accuracy in data collection.
  • Companies to begin pilot in Greenville, S.C., to refine technology.

All About Wind Energy

Learn how this zero-carbon energy source works, its history and future as Duke Energy builds more renewables
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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. 

How Duke Energy Is Using Technology to Save Eagles at a Wyoming Wind Site

IdentiFlight system uses cameras and artificial intelligence to detect birds and prevent collisions with wind turbines
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Penny Macormic starts her day early. At 6 a.m. on this day in June, Glenrock, Wyoming, is cool and quiet enough to hear the meadowlarks chirp and whistle on the ranchlands. She’s an eagle observation specialist at Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions’ Top of the World Windpower Project.

Teacher's Social Media Science Experiments Reach Millions

With the help of social media and Classroom Central, science teacher Nancy Bullard made online learning fun
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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?

For Mrs. B, the answer was social media.

eTransEnergy Named by GM As a Preferred Provider for Fleet Electrification

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eTransEnergy offers turnkey fleet electrification and infrastructure solutions for GM fleet and BrightDrop customers across North America.

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eTransEnergy offers turnkey fleet electrification and infrastructure solutions for GM fleet and BrightDrop customers across North America.

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions' 182-MW Maryneal Windpower in Texas Starts Commercial Operation

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  • T-Mobile has 12-year purchase agreement for the wind energy produced by the project
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  • T-Mobile has 12-year purchase agreement for the wind energy produced by the project

Duke Energy Helps Build North Carolina Workforce With $615,000 in Grants to Community Colleges, HBCUs and Nonprofits

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  • 19 workforce development programs receive Duke Energy Foundation grants
  • Grants strengthen programs that serve underrepresented audiences, including women, minorities and veterans
  • Duke Energy Foundation has made $6.3 million in workforce grants in the last five years
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  • 19 workforce development programs receive Duke Energy Foundation grants
  • Grants strengthen programs that serve underrepresented audiences, including women, minorities and veterans
  • Duke Energy Foundation has made $6.3 million in workforce grants in the last five years

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