Post Tagged with: "North Carolina"

How North Carolina’s solar industry has weathered the pandemic better than other states (for now)

How North Carolina’s solar industry has weathered the pandemic better than other states (for now)

May 18, 2020 at 10:52 am 0 comments

From Energy News Network: The solar industry is weathering the pandemic better in North Carolina than in most states, data released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association show. The Tar Heel State will see 19% fewer solar workers than expected in June, according to the nonprofit trade group —Read More

Drone Aerial of Downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, NC.

City of Charlotte uses Duke Energy’s GSA program to negotiate a 35-MW solar project

February 26, 2020 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

The Charlotte City Council voted Monday evening to participate in the Duke Energy Green Source Advantage (GSA) Program, which allows large energy users to negotiate contracts with solar developers to meet sustainability and renewable energy goals. An earlier pilot version saw Google and Cisco adopt the program. In this case,Read More

Town rejects solar farm because it will ‘suck up all the energy from the sun’ and other concerns

Town rejects solar farm because it will ‘suck up all the energy from the sun’ and other concerns

December 14, 2015 at 2:18 pm 4 comments

North Carolina is one of the more progressive, up-and-coming states for solar energy development. We even started a slow clap when it hit 1 GW. But word of this has not yet spread to the town of Woodland, which just voted to reject a proposal to rezone a section ofRead More

Ecoplexus to construct 25-MW project in North Carolina

Ecoplexus to construct 25-MW project in North Carolina

October 28, 2015 at 3:44 pm Comments are Disabled

Ecoplexus Inc. announced the closing of financing for a 25-MW solar PV project in Whitakers, N.C. The project will be installed with approximately 150,000 Solar Frontier modules and will achieve commercial operation in late 2015. Its completion will mark the ninth Ecoplexus project in North Carolina and a total ofRead More

North Carolina hits 1 GW of solar capacity (we start slow clap)

North Carolina hits 1 GW of solar capacity (we start slow clap)

October 1, 2015 at 11:20 am 3 comments

North Carolina’s growing clean energy industry reached a new milestone this week with the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), a leading 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to shaping the state’s clean and efficient energy future, reporting installed solar capacity officially exceeds 1 GW. The state, whose solar industry accounts for moreRead More

Principal Solar, Entropy Investment to co-develop 100-MW facility in N.C.

Principal Solar, Entropy Investment to co-develop 100-MW facility in N.C.

August 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm 1 comment

Principal Solar, a solar power developer and operator, has agreed to terms to co-develop its first major solar asset with affiliates of Entropy Investment Management LLC. The 100-MW facility, located in Cumberland County, N.C., will produce enough electricity to power approximately 20,000 average American homes. Construction began the week ofRead More

Carolina CAT in final stages of Shelby, N.C., solar farm

Carolina CAT in final stages of Shelby, N.C., solar farm

July 1, 2015 at 11:18 am 3 comments

Carolina CAT Power Systems, a provider of service, parts and sales of power generation equipment, is completing the final stages of construction for a new 10-acre solar farm in Shelby, N.C. Scheduled to open in late June 2015, the site will contain 9,828 panels and produce 3 MW DC ofRead More

North Carolina sees sustainable energy consumer push

North Carolina sees sustainable energy consumer push

May 28, 2015 at 10:30 am 3 comments

Solar is still a fledgling industry in North Carolina, but two local entities are making a push to better inform consumers about the real costs of their utility energy and their options for implementing their own solar solutions. First, the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to shapingRead More