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City Utilities Solar Farm – 417 Magazine – August 2014

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | July 31, 2014

City Utilities Solar Farm Missouri’s biggest solar farm is right here in 417-land, and soon City Utilities will allow customers to use the energy it produces to power their homes. This 40-acre City Utilities solar farm is the largest solar farm in Missouri to date. It is located between Springfield and Strafford. Exciting things are [...]

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Caswell solar farm to power 700 homes – Top News – The Times News

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | July 28, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014 Caswell solar farm to power 700 homes Think Caswell County seems like an unlikely place to find a solar farm generating enough power to provide energy to nearly 700 homes? Think again. Chapel Hill-based Strata Solar constructed a solar farm last year on 40 acres off N.C. 62 near Blanch. The [...]

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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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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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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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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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