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Why Duke Energy and others had commercial solar programs long before adopting solar at their utilities – Charlotte Business Journal

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | September 29, 2014

Why Duke Energy and others had commercial solar programs long before adopting solar at their utilities The N.C. Chamber’s energy and environment conference featured a technology panel with representatives of the South’s three largest power companies, and John Morrison of Strata Solar had a question for them. During the conference, held Thursday in Durham, he [...]

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USDA grants $2.1M loan for a solar project in Warren County | The Daily Dispatch

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo |

USDA grants $2.1M loan for a solar project in Warren County With the help of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Warren County could see more solar farms in its future. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Progress Solar in Bunn last week to announce $55.3 million in new loan guarantees and grants for 22 solar energy [...]

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Schletter and Strata Solar donating $100,000 each to a solar non-profit

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | September 24, 2014

Schletter and Strata Solar donating $100,000 each to a solar non-profit Schletter and Strata Solar provide resources for United Solar Initiative, a non-profit organization, in order to support USI’s efforts to supply developing communities with clean, renewable energy. From the left: Alex Wilhelm (USI Co-Founder, President), Ludwig Schletter (Schletter Owner), and Dennis Brice (Schletter Inc. President) [...]

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Duke Energy announces partners for US$500 million North Carolina solar development | PV-Tech

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | September 23, 2014

Duke Energy reveals partners for US$500 million North Carolina solar push The Duke Energy projects follow a number of other solar projects also underway in North Carolina, in a recent wave of new solar developments. Utility Duke Energy has announced partner companies have been chosen to help build three solar power projects in the state [...]

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Out-of-state contractors building two of three Duke Energy solar projects in N.C. – Charlotte Business Journal

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo |

Out-of-state contractors building two of three Duke Energy solar projects in N.C. Duke is purchasing three solar farms outright and will buy the power from five more under long-term contracts. Duke Energy has announced the principal contractors for the three projects it intends to buy as part of its $500 million investment in N.C. solar [...]

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NC’s rise in solar power must accelerate | Editorials | NewsObserver.com

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | September 22, 2014

NC’s rise in solar power must accelerate Last week was a big week for solar power in North Carolina. On Monday, Duke Energy announced that it plans to invest $500 million in solar power to meet state requirements for more power from renewable sources. On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited a Bunn [...]

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Duke Energy supplies additional details on solar projects as part of $500 million commitment – Yahoo Finance

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo |

Duke Energy supplies additional details on solar projects as part of $500 million commitment – 750 jobs expected during peak construction – Projects to be completed by end of 2015 CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Duke Energy today announced a number of partner companies it will use to build three previously announced solar projects [...]

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RALEIGH: Feds award $55.3M in loan guarantees for 22 solar projects in NC | Business | NewsObserver.com

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | September 19, 2014

Feds award $55.3M in loan guarantees for 22 solar projects in NC   RALEIGH — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s list of North Carolina solar power projects to be backed by federal loan guarantees ranges from easy-to-miss small rooftop panels to huge industrial solar farms visible from a distance. A total of 22 solar projects [...]

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UNCA Building Goes Solar – WLOS – Asheville Top Stories – ABC

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo |

NORTH ASHEVILLE — University of North Carolina at Asheville held a ribbon cutting Thursday for its new solar panels on the roof of Overlook Residence Hall. Over the summer, 112 panels were installed, generating 50,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. Strata Solar, the largest solar developer in North Carolina, donated the panels which are valued [...]

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Duke Energy to add 128 MW solar power with three new projects – Chicago Chronicle

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | September 18, 2014

September 16, 2014 • The three new solar facilities planned in North Carolina will be in Bladen, Duplin and Wilson counties • Duke Energy has also signed up to purchase solar power from five new projects in the state • Together, the eight projects will have a capacity of 278 MW. NEW YORK – Duke [...]

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