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Thursday, Jul 27, 2017

North Carolina Bill to Expand Solar Development Signed into Law

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed NC House Bill 589: Competitive Energy Solutions for North Carolina into law. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association

Monday, Dec 14, 2015

Brewers of Asheville & Western North Carolina to Receive SEIA’s Solar Champion Award

Brewers of Asheville and Western North Carolina today are being presented with the SEIA® Solar Champion Award, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has announced.

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015

North Carolina Tops 1,000 MW of Solar Capacity, But Threats Looming

North Carolina became the fourth state in the nation to top 1,000 megawatts (MW) of installed solar capacity during the first quarter of 2015. Today, North Carolina trails only California, Arizona and New Jersey in total installed solar capacity, according to the recently released U.S. Solar Market Insight Report compiled by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). But despite the state’s rapid progress, solar industry leaders are warning that attempts to freeze North Carolina’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) will hurt solar growth, as well as the state’s economy.

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015

North Carolina Leads South, 2nd in Nation in New Solar Installations

WASHINGTON, DC - Proving that effective, forward-looking public policies can provide a big boost to a state’s economy, North Carolina had the second most new solar capacity added last year in the United States, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review, and now stands poised to become the first state in the South to have 1 gigawatt (GW) of installed solar.

Monday, Mar 02, 2015

The Solar Economy: Widespread Benefits for North Carolina

North Carolina is the South’s leader, and fourth among U.S. states, in using solar power to diversify its portfolio of electric power generation fuels. Three policy issues affect the future of North Carolina’s continued development of large-scale solar, which can be viewed in the attached document.

Monday, Feb 23, 2015

Duke Study: Solar Helping to Drive North Carolina Economy

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 in the nation for installed solar investment, creating jobs and boosting the economy across the state.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

North Carolina Ranks 3rd Nationwide for Q3 Solar Installations

Continuing its strong solar progress, North Carolina installed 95 megawatts (MW) of solar PV in Q3, more than all the solar installed in the state in 2010 and 2011 combined and enough to rank the state 3rd nationwide for added capacity, according to the new quarterly report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The Solar Market Insight Report found Q3 2014 represented a 172 percent increase over the previous quarter for North Carolina.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014

North Carolina’s Clean Energy Economy Growing

RALEIGH, NC - National and regional experts in clean energy development outlined the path to continuing momentum for North Carolina investments in solar and wind, in a press teleconference Thursday.The conversation follows the just-released Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)’s annual Solar Means Business report.

Monday, Oct 06, 2014

Rethinking Standby & Fixed Cost Charges: Regulatory and Rate Design Pathways to Deeper Solar PV Cost Reductions

Utilities have taken on the practice of applying standby and fixed cost charges specific to solar PV for customers choosing to go solar as a means to recover costs resulting from net energy metering (NEM). These charges are not the most efficient or best means for utilities to recover costs and this report finds that an integrated approach that includes the items below will allow for both effective utility cost recovery and minimal impact on the U.S. PV market. 

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014

New Report: U.S. Solar Market Grows 41%, Has Record Year in 2013

Continuing its explosive growth, the U.S. solar industry had a record-shattering year in 2013.

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