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Alternative energy applications and sources include solar tobacco barns, solar greenhouses, hydroelectricity, and alcohol-fueled power.
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NC Insight (NoCar JK 4101 .N3x), Vol. 3 Issue 1, Winter 1980, p12-17, il
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Duke Energy has a monopoly on power in North Carolina and pushes for offshore drilling, but many residents hope solar power is in the near future, if Duke Energy does not push against solar power. Perhaps it is best to break Duke Energy's stronghold on energy in North Carolina.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 32 Issue 12, March 2015, p10, il Periodical Website
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A solar field in Buncombe County, North Carolina makes use of wasted landfill field space. The facility was completed by FLS Energy, who aimed to produce clean energy from the landfill.
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UNC researchers are developing alternatives to fossil fuels and rooftop solar panels to help solve power-grid problems. They formed the company MegaWatt Solar and designed the first fully functional solar tree consisting of units to withstand hurricane-force winds.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 1, Fall 2009, p6-13, il, por Periodical Website
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Duke Energy has adjusted to the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan to reduce the emission of Carbon-dioxide from coal-fired electric generation plants. The company has found other ways to create energy for its customers, including using solar power, building natural-gas plants, and using nuclear energy.
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New mandates and goals to use more renewable energy have resulted in northeastern North Carolina becoming a place to generate wind and solar power.
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Former Duke University economics professor John Blackburn recently completed a study showing that wind and solar power combined could someday supply more than three-fourths of North Carolina’s electric power. Together, solar and wind power are highly reliable and inexpensive according to Blackburn. The utility companies disagree. The details Blackburn’s study and the position of the utility companies are explored.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 20, May 2010, p7-9 Periodical Website
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The fast-growing residential solar market means more business for Sunlight Financial. The company was founded in 2014 to provide loans to homeowners installing solar-energy systems. Solar has a significant economic impact and Sunlight Financial helps deliver those benefits to private owners.
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30642
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Electric utilities, including North Carolina's electric cooperatives, are increasing their deployment of affordable, clean, renewable energy sources to generate electricity. Solar power is being used in some places, such as the home shopping retailer QVC distribution center near Rocky Mount, and a Duke Energy solar farm in Davidson County. For most homeowners and businesses, the cost to install solar power systems is expensive.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 46 Issue 1, Jan 2014, p4-5, il, por Periodical Website
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North Carolina electric cooperatives are testing various ways to safely integrate new excess power into the grid, including battery storage and community solar systems. Community solar may open a new opportunity, offering backyard solar at a reasonable cost for consumers who may not have a site suited for solar.
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Solar energy is now helping power homes and businesses served by electric cooperative EnergyUnited, with a new photovoltaic solar farm in Taylorsville. The solar panels use a tracking system to follow the sun’s movement during the day, which increases sunlight capture and significantly reduces land use requirements. EnergyUnited is also investing in hydropower, wind power, and biomass projects.
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North Carolina’s largest solar electric installation at a public school brings power to the grid and lessons to Cherokee County students. The rural school system is focusing on energy conservation and renewable energy production as ways to fill gaps in its education budget. Martins Creek School is the first school in the county to install solar power arrays, funded by Solar Energy Initiatives.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 42 Issue 9, Sept 2010, p26-27, il, por Periodical Website
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Solar water heating systems can help homeowners to reduce energy costs and to add value to their homes. Both the state of North Carolina and the federal government offer tax credits to homeowners and businesses as an extra incentive to install certified solar water heating systems. This article provides a guide and resources to installing and maintaining solar water heating.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 41 Issue 1, Jan 2009, p10-11, il Periodical Website
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The largest solar power plant on a building in the Southeast is up and running in Benson, North Carolina. The solar electricity system was designed and installed by Hamlin Energy Solutions. Hamlin produces thirty percent of its own plant’s energy requirements with the rooftop solar system, resulting in a carbon-free method of generating electric power.
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Piedmont Electric and a solar energy developer, both based in Hillsborough, North Carolina, are making progress toward lowering the cost of solar-generated electricity. They have developed a new model of smaller power plants that can generate electricity economically and environmentally safe. The new grid system of solar “trees” will provide power to residents in Caswell County.
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