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VPO Press Release – Strata Solar celebrates $1 billion of investment in North Carolina

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | October 14, 2014

Strata Solar celebrates $1 billion of investment in North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, district legislators, solar farm land owners and industry representatives meet in Sampson County CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Strata Solar, one of America’s leading turnkey solar providers, has recently surpassed the $ 1 Billion dollar mark in project investment [...]

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

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | September 22, 2014

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

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | September 19, 2014

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 commits $500 million to N.C. solar power expansion – Triangle Business Journal

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | September 15, 2014

Duke Energy commits $500 million to N.C. solar power expansion The solar commitments are the result of Charlotte-based Duke’s request for proposals issued in February for new solar capacity. Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE:DUK) is making a $500 million commitment to a major expansion of solar power in North Carolina. The company will acquire and construct [...]

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Three New Utility-Scale Solar Farms Add 20 MW to North Carolina’s Solar Surge

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | August 19, 2014

August 19, 2014 Three new North Carolina utility-scale solar farms have begun producing power, racking up another 18.2 MW, equal to taking about 2,400 passenger vehicles off the road for the year.  A significant portion of the investment responsible for the projects was managed by Washington, D.C.–based solar investment and financing firm, Sol Systems.   [...]

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Tariffs Boost Solar-Panel Makers in U.S. / Duties on Chinese Products Amid Subsidy Accusations Prompt Expansion – Wall Street Journal

Posted by: bschooff | July 27, 2014

New tariffs on Chinese solar panels, including widely anticipated duties imposed by Washington on Friday, are spurring companies to manufacture more solar-power equipment in the U.S. Two U.S. companies— SolarCity Corp. and Suniva Inc.—have recently announced plans to build solar-panel factories in America, and at least one Chinese manufacturer says it is considering joining them. Panels from China [...]

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UNC Asheville Adds Solar Panels to Overlook Hall with Donation from Strata Solar | News Center

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014 UNC Asheville Adds Solar Panels to Overlook Hall with Donation from Strata Solar UNC Asheville’s Overlook Hall will have a new addition this summer when 112 photovoltaic (PV) panels are installed on the rooftop to contribute to the campus’ electrical grid. This is the first significant PV array for the campus. The [...]

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Dominion Acquires Two Largest Solar Projects in Tennessee – WSJ.com

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | May 7, 2014

May 7, 2014 Dominion Acquires Two Largest Solar Projects in Tennessee – Combined output of 32 megawatts under long-term power purchase agreements – Commercial operation expected later this year – Dominion solar portfolio now totals 212 megawatts in production, construction or development RICHMOND, Va., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Dominion (NYSE:D), one of the nation’s [...]

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Strata Solar Chooses Sunny Central Inverters for Twin 20 MW Solar Farms in Southwestern Tennessee

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | May 6, 2014

Strata Solar Chooses Sunny Central Inverters for Twin 20 MW Solar Farms in Southwestern Tennessee ROCKLIN, Calif., May 06, 2014—SMA has been selected by Strata Solar, a leading turnkey solar power plant developer, to provide inverters for the two largest solar installations in Tennessee. Each totaling 20 MW DC, the Selmer and Mulberry utility solar [...]

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