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NC Voters Want More Clean Energy Choices

Almost 87 percent of North Carolinians would support legislation that allowed them to buy electricity produced by clean renewable resource from power companies other than their local utilities, according to a new poll. The survey, commissioned by the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association, polled 703 people statewide. It was conducted in late March by Fallon Research, […]

Wind Power Conference Coming to Charlotte

The inaugural Southeastern Coastal Wind Conference kicks off Thursday at the Charlotte Convention Center with about 300 attendees expected. State governments and industry groups will seek ways to collaborate on developing major wind projects in the region…

Strata Building Two More Solar Farms in Charlotte Region

Strata Solar has filed applications with N.C. regulators to build two more 5-megawatt solar farms in the Charlotte region — its second in Lincoln County and its third in Cleveland County…

Duke Energy Adds Second Pennsylvania Wind Farm

Duke Energy will build a 69-megawatt wind farm in north-central Pennsylvania, its second in that state. Duke Energy Renewables, an unregulated subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp., has contracted to sell the power for 25 years to Delaware Municipal Electric Corp…

Charlotte Ikea Store Going Solar

Swedish home-furnishings retailer Ikea will install solar energy panels on its 356,000-square-foot store in north Charlotte. Ikea’s photovoltaic plans also include installations at the chain’s nine other properties in the South, including a distribution center in Savannah, Ga. All told, that’s about 45,360 panels with a solar generating capacity of 10.7 megawatts…

Concord Based Shoe Show Plans $22 Million Solar Farm

Shoe Show Inc. is spending about $22.5 million to build a 4.975-megawatt solar farm at its headquarters in Concord. The farm will be the second-largest in North Carolina, behind only the 17.2-megawatt project SunEdison built in Davidson County to provide power to Duke Energy…

Race is on to site Largest U.S. Solar Farm

Solar power experts have been working behind the scenes on a project that will see the most advanced and the largest solar power farm emerging to change the landscape somewhere in the southeastern United States…

Shaw Power Exec: Charlotte needs Energy Entrepreneurs

One of the Charlotte energy hub’s biggest boosters says the missing pieces in the effort are the entrepreneurial energy and technology companies that attract venture investment and establish new businesses here. Jeff Merrifield, senior vice president of the Shaw Power Group, spoke Thursday night to about 60 people gathered at the Young Professionals in Energy […]

Charlotte Metro Area ranks 33rd for Clean-Energy Jobs

Green jobs account for nearly 2 percent of all employment in the Charlotte metropolitan area, according to a Brookings Institution report released today. The region is rated 33rd overall among the top 100 largest metro areas. The study — Sizing the Clean Economy — says the Charlotte area had 15,485 green jobs in 2010, an […]

Infineon Raceway Unveils Massive 353 KW Solar Array – Exclusive Photos!

California’s Sonoma County may be known for its wine, but it may soon be famous for pulse-pounding feats of green technology as well as Infineon Raceway just teamed up with Panasonic to unveil a massive array of 1,652 solar panels. Spread over five separate sites throughout the raceway, the 353 KW photovoltaic installation is able to provide…

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