Grow Solar N.C.
Solar power has increased exponentially in North Carolina in the last several years. And while right now, we are poised to be a leader in the country for generating clean, renewable energy from the sun’s rays, a few leaders are trying to undo our progress. We have a plan to put up 700,000 solar roofs by 2030 and keep us moving forward on clean energy.
We have the power
With twice as much sun as Germany, the world’s solar leader, and a burgeoning solar industry, North Carolina is poised to be a leader in the country for generating clean, renewable energy from the sun’s rays. We’ve made incredible progress in the last five years, and we have the potential for much more. Unfortunately, a few powerful legislators are intent on taking the state backwards.
Exponential and recent growth
Solar power has increased exponentially in North Carolina in the last several years. In fact, our state ranked second nationally for solar power installations in 2013, trailing only California.
Our explosive growth in solar power doesn’t just reduce our dependence on dirty fossil fuels. It has also marked a bright spot in our economy.
Leading the nation toward clean energy
North Carolina’s surge in solar installations was no accident. Since 1977, the state has offered some of the nation’s most generous tax incentives for investments in renewable energy. In 2007, North Carolina became the first state in the Southeast to require a certain percentage of its power from solar, wind, and other forms of clean energy.
We can do more
Of course, we need to do more to grow solar in North Carolina. With solar panels on 700,000 roofs across the state by 2030, we could derive 14 percent of our energy from solar power.
By increasing solar requirements, continuing our solar incentives, and allowing industries besides just Duke Energy to sell solar power on a large scale, North Carolina leaders can continue the state’s progress to a clean energy future.
Don't go backwards
Unfortunately, a few powerful members in the NC General Assembly appear intent on taking the state backwards when it comes to clean energy and clean jobs. But Governor Pat McCrory can stop them. Take action to keep us moving forward!
Tell Gov. McCrory to save solar in N.C. and keep us moving forward.
North Carolina ranked second in the nation for solar power installations in 2013, trailing only California.
- Getting 14 percent of our power from solar energy would create more than 28,000 jobs in 2030.
- Solar power, energy efficiency, and other forms of clean energy have added 20,000 job years in North Carolina since 2007.