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/

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Perhaps the most misleading state welcoming sign ever--at least if you think "sunshine" should equal solar power. Perhaps the most misleading state welcoming sign ever–at least if you think “sunshine” should equal solar power.

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.

The Southeast traditionally has lagged behind most of the U.S. in solar power, but that is beginning to change. The Southeast traditionally has lagged behind most of the U.S. in solar power, but that is beginning to change.

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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