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Nash County Recommending Approval of Solar Farm

Posted by: Bev Howarth | April 27, 2015

NASHVILLE – Continuing a green energy gold rush, the Nash County Planning Board is recommending approval of another solar farm. If the Board of Commissioners approves the plan after a quasi-judicial public hearing in May, the number of sunlight-to-power plants in the county will rise to around 15. Solar farms were virtually unheard of in […]

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Mississippi Power announces plans for largest utility-scale solar projects in the state

Posted by: Bev Howarth | April 23, 2015

April 23, 2014 Gulfport, Miss. – Mississippi Power is partnering with two solar businesses and the U.S. Navy to build utility-scale solar electric generating farms at two different locations in the company’s service territory. With a combined total of approximately 53 megawatts, together these projects would represent the largest solar installations in Mississippi. “We are excited […]

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Sunny Outlook for Solar Power in Columbus County

Posted by: Bev Howarth | April 22, 2015

WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) – By the end of the year, solar panels in Columbus County are expected to generate more power than the county’s 58,000 residents use, according to the local economic developer. “That’s a pretty big accomplishment, and we’re just getting started,” said Gary Lanier, director of the Columbus County Economic Development Commission. A […]

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U.S. Solar Developers Dominate Global Top 10

Posted by: Bev Howarth | April 2, 2015

U.S. companies occupy four of the top five places for developing utility-scale solar projects, according to a new analysis from Wiki-Solar. In 2013 – which was the last time the nonprofit solar research group published a top 10 list – First Solar was the only U.S. participant, although it topped the list by a wide […]

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North Carolina Leads Efforts in Clean Tech

Posted by: Bev Howarth | February 24, 2015

For two days, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill united a diverse group of 500 academics, professionals and students for one reason—to discuss issues and ideas surrounding North Carolina’s clean technology sector. The second annual NC Clean Tech Summit was hosted at the Friday Center on Feb. 19-20, but the hope is that […]

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North Carolina Ranks No. 1 in South for Solar Energy Capacity – Charlotte Business Journal

Posted by: Bev Howarth | February 23, 2015

North Carolina, which had almost no large-scale solar energy seven years ago, now ranks first in the Southeast and fourth in the nation in solar energy capacity, according to a new report from Duke University. Much of that capacity has come from Chapel Hill-based solar farm producer Strata Solar, which in 2014 alone set up more than […]

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N.C. Ranks No. 1 in South for Solar Energy Capacity – Triangle Business Journal

Posted by: Bev Howarth |

North Carolina, which had almost no large-scale solar energy seven years ago, now ranks first in the Southeast and fourth in the nation in solar energy capacity, according to a new report from Duke University. Much of that capacity has come from Chapel Hill-based solar farm producer Strata Solar which in 2014 alone set up […]

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A Record Year for Solar Installations in North Carolina – Charlotte Business Journal

Posted by: Bev Howarth | January 30, 2015

    A record year for solar installations in North Carolina SOLAR POWER Joel Olsen of O2 Energies North Carolina solar developers are ending the year strong, and that momentum is expected to carry forward in 2015. The Solar Energy Industries Associationsaid this week that the state is on track to add more than 380 megawatts […]

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Hundreds of Solar Farm Jobs Opening in Duplin Co. | WCTI NewsChannel 12

Posted by: Bev Howarth | January 22, 2015

WARSAW, DUPLIN COUNTY -The economy in Duplin County is getting a shot in the arm with 500 jobs being created to run a large solar farm near Warsaw.The rural area of Warsaw is what makes it the attraction for one of the largest solar farms in the country, giving hundreds of people the opportunity to […]

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Strata Solar Plans Three Additional Solar Farms – Triangle Business Journal

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Strata Solar is gearing up to produce three new solar farms. The projects, located in Bladen, Duplin and Wilson counties, are receiving capital from Washington, D.C.-based Sol Systems, National Cooperative Bank and Chapel Hill-based Strata Solar. This partnership completed a $100-million investment for three Strata Solar solar farms in August, in Laurinburg, Clarkton and Spring Hope, totaling 20 megawatts. Sol […]

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