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RALEIGH: Feds award $55.3M in loan guarantees for 22 solar projects in NC | Business | NewsObserver.com

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | September 19, 2014

Feds award $55.3M in loan guarantees for 22 solar projects in NC   RALEIGH — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s list of North Carolina solar power projects to be backed by federal loan guarantees ranges from easy-to-miss small rooftop panels to huge industrial solar farms visible from a distance. A total of 22 solar projects [...]

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

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo |

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 to add 128 MW solar power with three new projects – Chicago Chronicle

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | September 18, 2014

September 16, 2014 • The three new solar facilities planned in North Carolina will be in Bladen, Duplin and Wilson counties • Duke Energy has also signed up to purchase solar power from five new projects in the state • Together, the eight projects will have a capacity of 278 MW. NEW YORK – Duke [...]

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Making NC the other ‘Sunshine State’ | Other Views | NewsObserver.com

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo |

September 17, 2014 Making NC the other ‘Sunshine State’ BY HELEN LIVINGSTON- Watts Farm Landowner North Carolina is a unique state with two unfolding energy paths – a clean energy future and a past mired in coal. I’m pursuing a clean energy future, while keeping a watchful eye on the coal ash mess that we [...]

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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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Spring Hope’s first solar farm now generating power

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | September 3, 2014

September 3, 2014 Open for business — With Rep. George Holding, wielding the scissors, the Nash 64 Solar Farm was officially opened on Thursday, Aug. 28. Also attending the ceremony were (from left): Betsy McCorkle, director of government affairs with the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association; Spring Hope Planning Board members Garfield Mills and Allen Barbee; [...]

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The Daily Tar Heel :: New legislation increases solar costs, producers adapt

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo | September 2, 2014

New legislation increases solar costs, producers adapt An Oregon-based solar panel producer has created a bump in the road to providing clean, low-cost energy for a Chapel Hill-based solar energy provider. SolarWorld Industries America Inc., which is located in Hillsboro, Oregon, petitioned the International Trade Administration of the United States Department of Commerce to investigate [...]

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Solar Trade Wars Create Uncertainty, Alter Economics- Investor’s Business Daily

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo |

September 2, 2014 Solar Trade Wars Create Uncertainty, Alter Economics Recent salvos in the long-running solar-energy trade wars are brightening hopes for some solar companies and dimming prospects for others. Double-digit tariffs that the U.S. Department of Commerce slapped on solar-panel makers in China and Taiwan during July have drawn protests from foreign-based companies such [...]

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A Solar Bright Spot In The NC Economy | WUNC

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo |

September 2, 2014 A Solar Bright Spot In The NC Economy   Strata Solar has constructed more than 60 clean energy projects across North Carolina, and they hosted a ribbon-cutting Thursday. It’s just another example of how fast the solar sector is growing in the state. Betsy McCorkle is Director of Government Relations for the [...]

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Solar Power In North Carolina | WFAE

Posted by: Dominika Wycislo |

September 2, 2014 North Carolina is a good state for sunshine, making it a good state for solar power generation. In fact, solar energy production has grown exponentially here because of generous tax credits, favorable state standards and rapidly decreasing technology costs. All that has made a virtually non-existent industry into one that is fourth [...]

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