While training opportunities abound for installers, a series of workshops in three southern cities aims to bring architects and other design professionals up to speed on solar.
A new plan seeks to promote solar installations in an effort to help revive southwest Virginia’s economy.
Despite a rapid buildup of large solar arrays in Virginia, the state’s Solar Energy and Energy Storage Authority has been slow to target and act on opportunities that could advance smaller-scale systems.
The Virginia comptroller’s office says state agencies can’t enter into third-party agreements for solar, but not everyone agrees with this interpretation.
A solar advocate who found a way to create bulk-purchase discounts for home rooftop systems is growing it into a national movement to assert what she feels are the rights of system owners.
A new study finds that less than a third of 1 percent of North Carolina’s 4.75 million acres of cropland now houses solar panels – belying criticisms that large-scale solar arrays are threatening the state’s traditional farms.
In addition to being a natural wonder, the eclipse is also a reminder of the incredible power of our sun—and the growing promise of solar power.
As large-scale solar projects have proliferated across North Carolina, some critics have pushed back with a surprising critique: photovoltaic panels, while beloved by environmental advocates, are a danger to public health. A recent white paper unequivocally dismisses these concerns.
An electric cooperative in rural Arkansas is finding that solar power is not only benefiting its members, it’s helped to keep a major employer in the community.
In a state where options have been limited for businesses looking to procure or install renewable energy to power their operations, North Carolina’s lawmakers have an opportunity to drive new investment in the state. Since September 2016, various energy stakeholders have worked together to further advance clean energy in North Carolina. The resulting energy stakeholder proposal (House Bill 589) originally put forward and passed by the House in early June represented a step forward for solar, placing North Carolina on a path to achieve at least 6,800 MW of installed solar by 2022. However, the last-minute addition of an unnecessary 18-month moratorium for new wind energy project permits by the North Carolina Senate casts a shadow over a bipartisan effort to continue North Carolina’s history of leadership in clean energy investment and innovation. House Bill 589, “Competitive Energy Solutions for North Carolina,” is currently awaiting action by Governor Roy Cooper, who has until July 30 to sign, veto or allow the legislation to become law without his signature.