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Duke Energy and Amazon Partner on Rooftop Solar Projects in Kentucky


A new rooftop solar project is providing more clean and renewable solar energy to Duke Energy customers in Northern Kentucky. The project uses over 5,600 solar panels on the roof of the Amazon Air Hub, a 800,000-square-foot facility near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The project can produce up to 2 megawatts of solar power, which is enough to power about 400 homes and businesses in the area.
“This rooftop solar project is a new addition to our growing solar portfolio in Kentucky,” said Amy Spiller, president, Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky. “It will help us meet the increasing energy demand in one of the fastest-growing counties in the state and support our goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions.”
The project is a collaboration between Amazon and Duke Energy, which share a commitment to renewable energy. The location of the project is ideal because it has a large and flat roof that receives plenty of sunlight, and it is close to the infrastructure that connects the solar power to the distribution grid and the nearby customers.
“Amazon’s Air Hub is our largest field operation ever, and we built it with sustainability in mind,” said Chris Roe, Amazon director of energy and sustainable operations. “We are happy to partner with Duke Energy on this rooftop solar project, which will generate clean electricity for the local community.” Duke Energy Kentucky also has other solar sites in Grant and Kenton counties.
Duke Energy has two solar power plants in Kenton County, Walton Solar Power Plants 1 & 2, which cover 60 acres of land on York Road. The site has about 19,000 solar panels that can generate more than 4 megawatts of electricity. Another solar power plant is in Grant County, Crittenden Solar Power Plant, which is located on Ruark Road near I-75. The plant has about 12,500 solar panels and can produce more than 2.7 megawatts of electricity.
Duke Energy Ohio/Kentucky is a subsidiary of Duke Energy that provides electric and natural gas service to 900,000 and 550,000 customers respectively in Ohio and Kentucky. Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in America, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. It serves 8.2 million electric customers and 1.6 million natural gas customers in six states. It owns 50,000 megawatts of energy capacity and has a goal of net-zero methane and carbon emissions by 2030 and 2050 respectively. It is also investing in grid enhancements, energy storage and zero-emission technologies such as hydrogen and advanced nuclear.
Duke Energy was recognized by Fortune as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” in 2023 and by Forbes as one of the “World’s Best Employers”. More information can be found at duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Center has news releases, fact sheets, photos and videos. Duke Energy’s illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Duke Energy can be followed on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

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