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US Southeast’s Solar Industry Doing Better Than Most, But Still Losing Many Jobs

May 20th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Compared to most states, the large installations of North Carolina's solar industry have been less influenced by the economic slide from the pandemic. The question is, will those numbers hold over the next few months? The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) recently released state data on solar job losses. Better news than others only slightly abates the concerns, as North Carolina is still showing 19% fewer solar workers than expected in June according to the data


New Solar Farm On Old Landfill (North Carolina)

January 4th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

A former landfill for the city of Charlotte is the site for a proposed new solar farm. The property has been idle for for than half a century. The 155 acre site is one of 675 landfills scattered across North Carolina and 8 within Mecklenburg County


Making Energy Work In North Carolina

September 27th, 2016 | by Roy L Hales

Originally published on the ECOreport. North Carolina’s economic leaders, and some politicians, know that the next 14 years will be crucial. This is already [&hellip


Clean Energy Powers Up North Carolina’s Economy

February 21st, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci

It may seem ironic for a state that enacted a ban on sea level rise, but renewables and energy efficiency have boosted North Carolina's economy by creating thousands of new jobs, saving millions of megawatt hours of energy, and generating billions in state revenue since


Advanced Solar CPV Manufacturing Plant to Open in NC this Month

September 17th, 2012 | by Andrew

Semprius and its backers -- including the DOE, NREL, Pratt & Whitney, and Siemens -- believe record-high efficiency ratings and low-cost production will make the startup's concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) cells and modules a winner in a global solar market undergoing much turmoil, including bankruptcies, plant shutdowns, slowdowns, layoffs, and cutbacks in government solar incentives and subsidies



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