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Sun-powered agri-business gains a toehold
Photovoltaic solar is commonly deployed now for farm operations, and landowners in North Carolina are getting $500-$1,400 per acre for utility-scale installations, compared to $27-$102 for conventional agricultural land leases.
Op-ed: The case for a competitive North Carolina wind industry
“A proactive approach involves conducting a manufacturing supply chain analysis that would provide a roadmap for the most cost-effective ways to attract offshore wind supply chain industries.”
Microsoft signs a 15-year deal for North Carolina solar farm
Microsoft Corp. has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement to be the sole off-taker for a 74-megawatt North Carolina solar farm. The project will create 500 construction jobs.
In North Carolina, Duke Energy pursues a long-term plan to drop coal
Responsible for about 60 percent of the state’s energy generation 12 years ago, coal’s share of the electricity-generation market in North Carolina has fallen to less than 30 percent, according to the most recent government data. “We take a long-term view on carbon emissions and continue to believe we will need to drive carbon out of our system,” says a representative for Duke Energy, which serves more than a third of the state’s electricity market.