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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…

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 […]

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…

Duke Energy hits top 10 list for solar power

Duke Energy Carolinas has cracked the top 10 utilities for solar-power production, according to the Solar Energy Power Association’s annual rankings.

It’s the first time a…

Solar Leasing Programs Growing

Solar energy can reduce your carbon footprint and save you lots of money. But installation demands a big chunk of cash that most of us don’t have…

Dairy Installs 3200 Solar Panels

Lakeside Dairy in Hanford has installed a new solar energy system to power its milking barn and other dairy operations and cut its use of conventional energy by 75 percent. The family-run dairy operation has 7,000 head o…

Lowe’s Selects Sungevity For Residential Solar Partnership

Lowe’s and Sungevity have announced a new agreement that will offer homeowners the easiest and most affordable solar solutions in the marketplace, marking a significant step in the mainstream adoption of residential …

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