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The State Of Renewable Energy In North Carolina


Using renewable energy reduces our reliance on fossil fuels but in North Carolina it is also big business.  We rank third in the country for installed solar capacity and will soon be home to the first utility-scale wind farm in the Southeast. The solar industry has benefited from state tax credits but those credits have expired and clean energy advocates worry that growth will slow. The state of renewable energy in North Carolina.

Dustin Chicurel-Bayard
- communications director, North Carolina Sierra Club

George Brown - general manager, Distributed Energy Resources Strategy, Duke Energy

Joel Olsen - CEO of O2 emc and president of O2 energies, a solar power company based in Cornelius 

David Boraks - energy and environment reporter, WFAE