Renewable energy is growing faster than ever, and, by 2050, the U.S. is expected to have twice as much on its grid.
By 2050, Duke Energy estimates renewables will be its largest generation source supported by an upgraded grid, natural gas and nuclear power to keep electricity affordable and reliable. Investing in carbon-free electric sources like solar, wind and batteries is part of the company’s strategy to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Duke Energy has reduced its emissions by about 40 percent since 2005 and has enough wind and solar to power more than 2.4 million homes and businesses. Click the photos below to learn how these cleaner electric sources work, their history, and how they’ll interact with traditional generation types in the future.