North Carolina Economic Development Opportunities in Clean Energy: September 2017 Update

Catalyzing Economic Growth Through Clean Energy

Gov. Cooper Signs Law Supporting Solar, Executive Order on Wind

The long-awaited "Competitive Energy Solutions for NC" bill was recently signed into law, which is expected to ensure that NC remains a leader in solar energy. Gov. Cooper also signed an executive order to encourage wind development to resume soon. More.

What Wind Energy in NC is Worth

Wind energy could be a more than $1 billion industry in NC, according to an op-ed recently published in the News & Observer. The state's first wind farm provides Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties with more than $500,000 in new county tax revenue, plus an estimated $650,000 in lease payments to landowners, each year. More.

Only AZ, CA Beat NC in Solar Energy Growth

New report shows North Carolina remains a leader in solar energy--while industry booms nationwide.  NC's Town of Boone is one of 37 U.S. cities that have committed to fully transition to renewable energy. More

A Charlotte Brewery is Tapping the Sun for $30K a Year in Savings

Birdsong's Brewery's new solar array is expected to save approximately $30,000 a year in energy costs. Over the next 25 years, it is expected to produce $315,000 worth of electricity. More.