North Carolina solar generation now exceeds 1 gigawatt
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North Carolina solar generation now exceeds 1 gigawatt

A North Carolina sustainable energy group announced solar power capacity in the state has passed 1 gigawatt of power and accounts for $1.6 billion in revenue. Solar has been a fantastic economic driver "Solar has been a fantastic economic driver in North Carolina's clean energy industry for the past several years, and reaching 1 gigawatt is the latest impressive milestone for this growing market," Robin Aldina, manager of energy research at the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, said in an emailed statement. The NCSEA credits a strong climate of support for renewable and energy efficiency with stimulating the low-carbon sector…
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Commercial rooftop solar could be the key to preventing business black-outs
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Commercial rooftop solar could be the key to preventing business black-outs

From SolarPowerPortal.Co.UK The National Grid is set to quadruple the amount of electricity available in order to balance the network this winter. Earlier this year, the grid operator had predicted a 10-year low of spare energy capacity levels of just 1.2% this winter, meaning the risk of black-outs across the UK would have been a real possibility. Three years ago the margin of spare electricity capacity was 17%. In light of the warnings, short-term measures have been taken to safeguard the UK’s supply. The nation’s buffer of spare capacity will be boosted to 5.1% in the six months until March…
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