North Carolina

The U.S. residential solar market fell 16% in 2017

GTM Research and SEIA’s final report on the solar market in 2017 shows both the struggle of the residential solar market, as well as a larger than anticipated fall in utility-scale volumes, leading to a 30% contraction overall.

Corporate PPAs alive and well – Facebook & Fifth Third Bank sign on

Facebook’s new datacenter in Georgia will be 100% renewable and powered by hundreds of megawatts of solar power, while Fifth Third Bank has also gone 100% renewable with an 80 MW North Carolina solar farm.


The Carolinas lead as solar booms in the Southeast

The inaugural Solar in the Southeast report by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy finds a large disparity between progress in the Carolinas and Georgia versus the rest of the region.

1 GWh lithium-ion battery factory is coming to New York

The Imperium3 New York consortium has bought Alevo’s lithium-ion battery manufacturing assets in North Carolina in a fire sale, and is planning to use them for a 1GWh battery factory in New York.

Duke connects 500 MW of solar in 2017

Between its own projects and partnerships with independent power producers, North Carolina’s largest utility has 2.5 GW of solar in its portfolio – and they’re not done yet.

Duke proposes community solar, green tariff programs

The programs would expand the options for its North Carolina customers – both residential and large organizations – to use renewable energy.

Sunlight Financial secures $400 million annually for solar loans

Technology Credit Union will commit $400 million annually for residential solar loans, as part of an extension of its partnership with Sunlight Financial.

GTM Research predicts 11% reduction in the U.S. solar market from tariffs

President Trump’s tariff decision was not the worst-case scenario for the U.S. market, but GTM Research says that it will still have effects, particularly in marginal and emerging regional markets.


Duke Energy wants to offer $62 million solar rebate program

The proposal, which needs to be approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission, could save $4,800 on the average residential rooftop array.

0 to 1.3 GW in two years: Dominion fuels Southern solar boom

The Virginia power company says a $1 billion investment in its home state and North Carolina has placed its solar assets as the sixth largest utility-owned portfolio in the country.

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