Solar comes (finally) to (much of) the Southeast
An update on the status of several southern US states regarding solar and specifically Florida’s absurd criminalization of solar installations/
When it comes to solar power, the Southeast U.S.–despite its abundant sunshine–has long been like the kid at the back of the class who refuses to raise her hand: a complete non-participant in the action.
That is now changing, rapidly.
Take North Carolina. From 2010 to 2013, solar capacity skyrocketed from 40 MW to 469 MW, and the growth continues. Solar potential in the state is enormous: a new report says the state could produce 30 times as much electricity as it currently uses with solar power.
And take a look at Georgia. It is now the fastest growing solar state in the country. Regulators there are requiring 525 MW of solar…
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