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Why Does Duke Energy Hate Solar?

Angry at Duke Energy executives for polluting North Carolina with toxic coal ash? Now they’re trying to kill our growing solar industry.


Duke claims to support solar power, but its long-range plans show only 3% use of all renewables by 2028.

Solar power helps everyone by eliminating the need for new power plants and Duke Energy’s ongoing rate hikes, while creating thousands of North Carolina jobs.

But rooftop and large-scale solar reduce Duke Energy’s profits from dirty power plants. So Duke is trying to stop paying a fair price to solar-generating customers who contribute clean power to the electric grid.

Stand up for Solar!

Email NC Utilities Commission
Chair Ed Finley

  • Reference docket E-100 Sub 140 in the
    subject line
  • Send a short message: “Don’t let Duke squash large-scale and rooftop solar in NC!”

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Video Still - Solar v Coal

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It’s our decision to make: MORE COAL ASH SPILLS or SOLAR SPILLS?


* Thank you to our friends at Presente ( for inspiring the video script.