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Welcome the First Graduating Class of Solar Ready Vets in North Carolina

Posted by: Maggie Mae | July 14, 2016

(Chapel Hill, NC) Ever since the Solar Ready Vets program announced that Fort Bragg, N.C. was on the list of military bases to participate in its pilot program, Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) has embraced the opportunity to offer, at no cost, training for those transitioning out of active duty that prepares them for careers […]

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NEWS RELEASE – PSC APPROVES MISSISSIPPI POWER’S UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR

Posted by: Rachel McMahan | November 16, 2015

Chapel Hill, N.C. – The Mississippi Public Service Commission approved the largest solar installations in Mississippi on Tuesday, Nov. 10, making Mississippi Power the largest partner in renewable energy in the state. Strata Solar is collaborating with Mississippi Power and the U.S. Navy to build a 450-acre 50-MW solar project in Hattiesburg. “This cost-effective, utility-scale […]

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NEWS RELEASE – STRATA SOLAR TO BUILD ALABAMA POWER’S FIRST UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR

Posted by: Rachel McMahan | November 11, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—Strata Solar will soon begin installation of the first utility-scale solar projects for Alabama Power at the Anniston Army Depot and Fort Rucker Army Base. The Alabama Public Service Commission gave its approval for Alabama Power to build a 10.6 MW AC solar facility at Anniston Army Depot and a 10.6 MW AC […]

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Tim White: Ideologues punish renewable energy’s success

Posted by: bschooff | September 22, 2015

The very day North Carolina legislative leaders released their 11-weeks-late budget, a headline in The Wall Street Journal proclaimed that, “Renewable Energy’s Potential May Be Understated.” The irony is contained in what’s not in the budget: a continuation of the state’s renewable-energy tax credit. Until now, North Carolina has been a national leader in adopting […]

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NEWS RELEASE – Strata Solar to hold job fair in Goldsboro July 16

Posted by: Rachel McMahan | July 14, 2015

The job fair is a one-day event to hire local citizens for work on solar projects in the North Carolina Sandhills. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Jul. 14, 2015)—Strata Solar is holding a job fair on Thursday, July 16 at the Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro to fill positions for two large utility size solar farms in the […]

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NEWS RELEASE – Strata Solar adds 188 new jobs

Posted by: Rachel McMahan | June 24, 2015

STRATA SOLAR ADDS 188 NEW JOBS CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (June 24, 2015)—Strata Solar hired 188 new solar workers from the Fayetteville area to immediately begin work on a solar project in Duplin County. To meet its growing construction demand, Strata Solar held back-to-back job fairs in May and June in Fayetteville. The job fairs attracted […]

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Help Us Fight for Solar Jobs in North Carolina

Posted by: bschooff | June 1, 2015

There are more than 23,000 people working in renewable energy jobs in North Carolina – nearly 6,000 of them in Solar. These jobs are under threat. Click here to learn more.

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WNCN – The Future of Clean Energy & Strata Job Fair

Posted by: bschooff | May 29, 2015

WNCN: News, Weather, Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville

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NC’s Solar Energy Growth May Be Halted With A Bill In The General Assembly

Posted by: bschooff |

The General Assembly is caught up in a possible overhaul of the state’s commitment to renewable energy. A bill moving through the state legislature would scale back the state’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards (REPS). REPS are important because they mandate how much renewable energy a company like Duke Energy produces as a part of its […]

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Apple, Facebook, Google warn N.C. General Assembly not to change renewable-energy requirements

Posted by: bschooff |

Three of the world’s largest tech companies have called on the N.C. General Assembly to avoid making changes to the state’s renewable-energy policies. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), which own energy centers in the state, sent a letter to top lawmakers telling them North Carolina’s Renewable Energy and Energy […]

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