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Largest solar facility in the Southeast installed at Fort Bragg

Floating solar
Duke Energy
The two-acre solar system is built on Big Muddy Lake outside of Fayetteville, N.C.

The largest floating solar plant in the Southeast will go online next month at Fort Bragg. According to a news release, the 1.1-megawatt solar facility is part of a $36 million contract with Duke Energy that focused on energy resilience and security at the army base. The two-acre floating solar system was built on the Big Muddy Lake and will be owned and operated by Fort Bragg. The project also includes a 2-MW battery which will supply power to Fort Bragg from the local grid and provide power during electric service outages, the release said. Duke Energy owns and operates more than 40 solar facilities in North Carolina, one of which is a 13-MW facility at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.