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North Carolina ranks fourth in the U.S. for installed capacity

Posted by: Bev Howarth | February 24, 2015

North Carolina ranks fourth in the U.S. for installed capacity February 23, 2015 Steven Bushong A new report from Duke University, The Solar Economy: Widespread Benefits for North Carolina, found that public policies such as North Carolina’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard and Investment Tax Credit have made North Carolina first in the south and fourth […]

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North Carolina leads efforts in clean tech

Posted by: Bev Howarth |

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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N.C. leads South in solar energy capacity, study finds – Stanly News and Press: News

Posted by: Bev Howarth | February 19, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. — 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, says a new report from Duke University. "North Carolina is in an enviable position when it comes to solar power development,” said the report’s lead […]

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Clean Tech Industry Is On The Rise

Posted by: Bev Howarth | February 3, 2015

  Clean Tech Industry Is On The Rise   February 3rd, 2015 by Guest Contributor  North Carolina is fast becoming a national leader in the clean tech industry – creating new jobs, producing innovative new technology and engaging some unlikely new partners. A recent report by Environmental Entrepreneurs, a national environmental policy group, notes that in the […]

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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. | News – 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

Posted by: Bev Howarth |

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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Financing Partnerships Drive North Carolina’s Solar Boom Sol Systems, National Cooperative Bank, and Strata Solar Add Another 18MW of Solar: pv-magazine

Posted by: Bev Howarth | December 11, 2014

Financing Partnerships Drive North Carolina’s Solar Boom Sol Systems, National Cooperative Bank, and Strata Solar Add Another 18MW of Solar   Sol Systems, Strata Solar, and NCB add another 18MW of clean, solar energy to North Carolina. Dragstrip Farm, Hickory, NC Three new utility-scale solar farms have been added to North Carolina’s energy mix, propelled […]

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