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Missouri largest solar farm is producing power

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | July 23, 2014

A solar farm in Greene County — the largest in the state of Missouri — is now contributing energy to City Utilities transmission grid. City Utilities spokesman Joel Alexander said in an email this week that the approximately 40-acre project northeast of Springfield began producing power on June 26. A formal dedication is planned for [...]

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Solar farms taking root in North Carolina – Local News – Fayetteville Observer

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 Solar farms taking root in North Carolina FAIRMONT — Helen Livingston’s family has owned a 300-acre farm near Maxton for generations. Now 45 acres of the land is covered with more than 26,000 dark solar panels, making it part of a growing movement to harvest electricity from the sun. Solar farms like [...]

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SOLAR ECLIPSE: North Carolina among leaders in solar energy production – HDR | Hickory Daily Record : News

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014 HICKORY — Here comes the sun. Once it arrives, that sunlight will be converted from photons to voltage, via photovoltaic panels baking in neat rows throughout the Catawba County countryside. Those solar-paneled fields have the capacity to power thousands of homes. The county’s newest solar addition will come sometime in the next [...]

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UNC Podcast: About the Solar Industry by Strata Solar

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | July 8, 2014

John Morrison of Strata Solar discusses why the solar industry is thriving in North Carolina, the importance of state policies, and the role of universities. Strata Solar is one of the nation’s leading solar providers. For more information: www.stratasolar.com For more information on the NC Clean Tech Summit: www.ie.unc.edu/cleantech   With relatively cheap land, tax [...]

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What Do North Carolina Voters Think About Clean Energy? Podcast

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | July 1, 2014

I’ve had the pleasure of hearing about North Carolina’s renewable energy progress several times from Ivan Urlaub. One of the really smart things his organization does is poll voters on renewable energy each year. That means politicians always know where the voters stand on solar, wind, biomass, coal and nuclear. Join me as I talk [...]

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Pushing for environmental change that also makes economic sense | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | June 19, 2014

June 18, 2014 Pushing for environmental change that also makes economic sense When she was still in high school, Jenna Koester of Burlington, N.C., sat in on a UNC summer school class on environment and society. “I remember that the discussion was about the environmental disaster that caused Easter Island to become uninhabitable to humans,” [...]

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NC League of Conservation Voters: Universities Working to Advance North Carolina’s Clean Tech Industry

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014 Universities Working to Advance North Carolina’s Clean Tech Industry Earlier this year industry leaders, economic developers, policy experts, state legislators and university researchers gathered for a first-ever regional Clean Tech Summit for a day-long discussion about North Carolina’s clean technology (clean tech) industry. The UNC Institute for the Environment and the UNC [...]

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POWERING UP: New solar farm can power 750 homes – HDR | Hickory Daily Record : News

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | June 9, 2014

June 9, 2014 POWERING UP: New solar farm can power 750 homes Newton land owner Kenny Sigmon discusses how he leased 45 acres of land to Strata Solar LLC for use as a solar farm off of Sigmon Dairy Road. NEWTON — More than 750 Newton homes have a new source of power after Strata [...]

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Taking Page From Health Care Act, Obama Climate Plan Relies on States – NYTimes.com

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | June 3, 2014

June 2, 2014   WASHINGTON — President Obama’s new plan to fight climate change depends heavily on states’ devising individual approaches to meeting goals set in the nation’s capital, a strategy similar to the one he used to expand health care, often with rocky results. Rather than imposing a uniform standard for reducing power plant [...]

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Rowan’s future in solar farms looks sunny | Salisbury Post

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | May 27, 2014

May 24, 2014   SALISBURY — The hottest new harvest in Rowan County may not come from a fruit, vegetable or grain but from the sun itself. Five proposed solar farms have earned approval from Rowan County commissioners and Salisbury City Council, representing a potential total investment of roughly $50 million and hundreds of construction [...]

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