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Partial Settlement with Duke on Rate Case

NC Sustainable Energy Association Announces Partial Settlement with Duke on Rate Case NC Solar Now is a proud member of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, an organization that works to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in North Carolina through education, public policy, and economic development. Our involvement with NCSEA helps drive policy and market […]

How PURPA Helped Boost Utility-Scale Solar In North Carolina

North Carolina surpassed states with more favorable solar resources to become the state with the second-highest amount of installed utility-scale solar PV capacity owned by independent power producers in 2015, behind only California, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA says the growth of utility-scale solar projects – […]

Top 10 Solar States of 2015 – Why Policy Matters

With three solar panels installed for every two Nevadans, Nevada became home to more solar capacity per person than any other state by the end of 2015, according to a new report co-authored by Environment America and Frontier Group. The report ranks last year’s top 10 U.S. solar states per capita, noting that although the […]

Report: Big-Box Stores Could Save Big, Reduce Pollution by Going Solar

Big-box stores, grocery chains, and shopping centers in North Carolina could cut pollution and save $246 million with rooftop solar, according to a new report. The Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center analysis, Solar on Superstores, found that Target, Home Depot, and other large retailers could avert 2.2 million metric tons of carbon pollution […]

North Carolina, Georgia Growing New Crop of Solar Farms

The Southeast may be better known at times for its resistance to solar power than for its embrace of clean energy, but solar is beginning to quickly take hold in the region. Though most utility-scale solar power is produced in California and Arizona, large solar power installations are catching on quickly in North Carolina and Georgia. There, utility scale […]

North Carolina Reaches 1 GW of Installed Solar Capacity

By Solar Industry Magazine The NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) reports that North Carolina’s installed solar capacity now exceeds 1 gigawatt. The state, whose solar industry accounts for more than $1.6 billion in revenue, follows California, Arizona, and New Jersey as the fourth in the nation to reach the threshold, and is number one in […]

An Open Letter to Our Friends About the State Tax Credits

Dear Friends and Supporters, You probably have already heard that the North Carolina Legislature decided that the finance package in the new budget did not include the extension of the renewable energy investment tax credit, therefore allowing the NC credit to sunset at the end of 2015. You may be wondering what this means for […]

Raleigh Earns Spot in ‘Sweet Sixteen’ for Solar Power

By Dave Rogers, Environment North Carolina Raleigh, NC – Raleigh has more solar panels than most major American cities, ranking 13th among dozens of metropolitan areas analyzed in a new report. The Oak City’s berth in the “solar sweet sixteen,” just behind Albuquerque and ahead of Sacramento, is a result of a significant growth of […]

Sunny Side East: Solar Takes Off in Eastern U.S.

By Bobby Magill, Climate Central Joshua trees, unnaturally green lawns, In-N-Out Burger and giant farms of solar panels are defining features of the Southern California landscape. Some of that is rubbing off on the other side of the country, where the land of loblolly pines, sweet tea and Bojangles is having its little heart blessed […]

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