Category: north carolina

North Carolina Solar Gets a Utility-Scale Boost, but Home Solar is Left Back

The state's governor extended a renewable tax credit law for North Carolina solar installations, but homeowners still can't access strong solar financing tools.
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A Tale of Two States: North Carolina Solar vs. South Carolina Solar

What makes North Carolina a solar superstar, while its southern neighbor has only just plugged in to the solar boom? The answers are obvious and surprising.
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How North Carolina Solar Succeeded — and How Other States Can Too

Thanks to a strong policies and a value chain made up of local investors, developers and component manufacturers, North Carolina solar is a success story. Yet if the state is ...
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Alevo Helps North Carolina Look Away from Tobacco to Energy Storage

Deep in tobacco country, the once booming Phillip Morris cigarette plant in Concord, North Carolina has been reborn into a facility that churns out batteries for solar and wind farms. ...
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Why the North Carolina Solar Industry is Set to Take Off

Smart policies, strong incentives and abundant investments puts North Carolina solar in the hot spot for strong growth in the coming months, according to a report from Pew.
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Clean Energy for U.S. Campaign Aims to Bring Solar to the Southeast

The Southeast might be the last place you’d think would spawn a new model designed to spur higher solar adoption rates. After all, the region falls way behind other parts ...
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Why Does Duke Energy Want to Slash North Carolina Solar Payments?

The countdown for Duke Energy is on. Last week, the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association shot back at the utility giant in response to its three-month-old messaging campaign to cut ...
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Duke Energy Makes North Carolina the Next Front in the Home Solar War

Arizona, California and Colorado were three big hotspots last year in the ongoing battle between utilities and solar homeowners — Arizona’s big utility, APS, won / lost its fight by ...
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SunShot Initiative Invests in Four Renewable Energy Projects

As part of its SunShot Initiative, the Department of Energy announced a $29 million investment in four projects that will help advance cost competitive renewable energy for U.S. families and ...
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Duke Energy Buys 14Mw Blue Wing Solar Project

On Monday, Jan. 25, Charlotte, North Carolina-based Duke Energy announced plans to buy its first solar project.Duke, a publicly owned utility with about 35,000 megawatts of electricity generating ...
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