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North Carolina is no longer the Southeast’s most solar state

The fourth edition of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s Solar in the Southeast report shows that Florida has passed North Carolina in total installed capacity, while South Carolina has passed its northern neighbor in the context of a solar watts per customer ratio.

How the Southeast can achieve 100% clean energy

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy identified two pathways that the Southeast’s big utilities could follow to achieve 100% renewable generation against the backdrop of a possible federal mandate.

Duke proposal aims to accelerate EV charging infrastructure in North Carolina

The utility’s proposal is being introduced to support a statewide goal of having 80,000 zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025.

Duke Energy to test novel approach to turn coal plants into energy storage stations

Funded by a Department of Energy grant, the project will evaluate Malta Inc.’s thermal energy storage system as a viable, scalable solution.

Pine Gate sheds its in-house EPC, launches Blue Ridge Power

Pine Gate is the latest in a string of solar companies to outsource their engineering, procurement, and construction functions to third-party or subsidiary companies.

Hershey secures 70 MW of solar to meet its emission reduction goals

Two projects, one in North Carolina and the other in Texas, will keep the candy maker on track to cut its emissions by more than 50% by 2030. 

Wells Fargo joins Duke Energy’s GSA program with solar buy

The bank is the fourth major corporate buyer to enter the program, with a contract for 58 MW of the Blackburn Solar Project.

Gas South sets $50 million investment goal for solar energy

The company has also completed its first utility-scale installation, as well as invested millions into community solar projects.

Duke faces pushback over North Carolina brownfield solar project

Duke along with community and environmental groups find themselves as unlikely allies as state officials deem a 5 MW installation to be expensive and unnecessary.

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Add 16 GW solar, 10 GW storage in North Carolina, says alternative resource plan

The plan would yield $7.2 billion of cost savings, says a filing from the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association and other groups, in comparison with Duke Energy’s least-cost resource plan.

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