"The country’s largest electric company is starting construction Friday at Camp Lejeune on a 13-megawatt solar array on 100 acres," AP reports. " The project’s goal is helping the Navy and Marines meet their energy and security goals while furthering Duke Energy’s renewable energy holdings. . . . The solar facility is expected to be online in 2015, Duke Energy said in a statement in April, when it received the green light from the North Carolina Utilities Commission for the project."
State law requires Duke to generate one-eighth of its electricity from renewable sources by 2021, and "The Navy has decided its reliance on oil is a national security problem and plans to produce at least half its on-shore energy needs from alternative sources by 2020," AP and The Charlotte Observer report.