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Going Solar in Eastern Carolina

We took a trip to Atlantic Beach, NC to check up on our customers, Tiffany and Paul Woodard, and WITN tagged along. ATLANTIC BEACH, NC (WITN) On a hot sunny day like we had Thursday you may wish you were one of the thousands in our state harnessing the power of the sun to power your […]

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 […]

Closer Look at U.S.’ Historic Solar Jobs Growth

The Solar Foundation has launched an interactive Solar Jobs Map, which provides data on the number of solar jobs in every U.S. state, metropolitan area, county and congressional district in 2016. The new map builds on the nonprofit’s recently released National Solar Jobs Census 2016 report and reveals the impact of the nation’s historic solar […]

After Historic 2016, What’s Ahead for the U.S. Solar Market?

Following a record-breaking 2016, total installed U.S. solar capacity is poised to nearly triple over the next five years, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2016 Year-in-Review report. However, that includes a 10 percent slump in 2017. After providing an encouraging preview of the report last month, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has […]

The Top 10 Solar Battleground States of 2016

Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia took some form of action on distributed solar policy and rate design changes during 2016, according to N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center’s (NCCETC) latest edition of its “50 States of Solar” report. The report says a total of 212 state- and utility-level distributed solar policy and rate changes […]

EIA: Renewables Accounted for Majority of New U.S. Capacity in 2016

Although the concrete data for the final months of last year isn’t in yet, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says it expects renewable generation capacity to have accounted for most 2016 capacity additions in the country. In a new analysis, the agency notes it based its numbers for November and December on planned reported […]

Duke Energy Touts High Demand For S.C. Solar Rebates

Duke Energy says it will have paid nearly $12 million in solar rebates to South Carolina customers by the end of 2016. Act 236, an omnibus solar bill passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, opened the door for Duke Energy to offer a variety of solar programs to customers. The rebate program […]

U.S. Solar Market Had Its Biggest Quarter Ever

In the third quarter of this year (Q3’16), the U.S. solar market shattered all previous quarterly solar photovoltaic (PV) installation records. According to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), 4,143 MW of solar PV were installed in the U.S. during Q3’16 – a 99% […]

Solar Campaign Takes Aim at Fossil Fuel Interests

Environment America has launched a Stand Up for Solar campaign, which the advocacy group says will redouble its efforts to defend solar policies from utilities and fossil fuel groups pushing anti-solar agendas in state legislatures and regulatory agencies across the U.S. “Pollution-free solar energy represents America’s most abundant energy resource,” says Bret Fanshaw, solar program […]

The Race is on to Make Longer-Lasting Solar Modules

Material innovation is ramping up in solar as the industry aims to address the widespread decrease in performance over time that affects photovoltaic (PV) modules, according to a new report from Lux Research. The report says solar modules degrade over the years due to environmental factors, causing performance drops and even failures. Such degradation is […]

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