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Inside the Solar Farm Debate

The economics of solar Although the Shelby City Council voted against the solar farm on Beaver Dam Church Road, they have approved others in the city and the Cleveland County Board of Adjustments has…

Republicans push to expand solar power in NC

A Republican push to expand solar power in North Carolina may stand the best chance yet of ending a state ban that prevents independent energy developers from selling electricity directly to…

Solar for Sale: New Legislation Could Mean Cleaner, More Affordable Options for Electricity

  The sun is shining on those who want more competition in the North Carolina energy marketplace. A series of  bills recently introduced into the state legislature aim to not only diversify energy…

Tennessee Records Strong Solar Growth in 2014

Showing strong growth over prior years, Tennessee more than doubled its amount of installed solar capacity in 2014, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review.…

Third-Party-Owned Solar Advances in the Southeast, While Renewables Get a Boost in the Midwest

North Carolina House representatives in North Carolina recently filed legislation that would legalize third-party ownership of renewable energy resources. The law is backed by several big businesses…

U.S. Solar Developers Dominate Global Top 10

U.S. companies occupy four of the top five places for developing utility-scale solar projects, according to a new analysis from Wiki-Solar. In 2013 - which was the last time the nonprofit solar…

North Carolina Ranks Fourth in the U.S. For Installed Capacity

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…

N.C. Ranks No. 1 in South for Solar Energy Capacity

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…

North Carolina Leads Efforts in Clean Tech

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…