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March 2014 General Meeting: Solar Power Initiatives and Issues

In March, we will present Jim Kennerly and Tommy Cleveland from the NC Solar Center. Jim will talk about net metering and solar issues in Raleigh, and Tommy will talk about the NC Solar Ordinance. 

Doors open 6:30 pm, meeting at 7:00.  

The NC Solar Ordinance is a template to be used by municipalities to address some of the most common considerations that arise in the permitting of solar energy facilities. It is intended to offer a path that could facilitate solar project development for companies and landowners while simultaneously creating a framework for local governments to ensure the safeguarding of local values and interests. By persuading more local governments to adopt the ordinance, the state can persuade more solar companies to work in North Carolina. 

The press has been buzzing on Duke's proposal to change net metering in the state to make it less favorable for people with roof-top solar. But just what is net metering, and why is it so important? Jim will give us the basics, and discuss other issues and efforts on solar locally and statewide. 

Cassie Gavin, the State Director of Government Relations, will also be in attendance to answer any questions that may come up about solar in the state legislature and what you can do to help.

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  • Chelsea

    Eric, 3rd Party Sales is definitely an important change we need here. Unfortunately, such a change must go through the legislature, and it won't be addressed this year because it can't be brought up in the short session. We should definitely make a strong push for it next year, and we should start raising awareness now. I'd encourage you and others to start talking with your representatives and writing letters to the editor on this issue.

    March 23, 2014

  • Eric L.

    sorry, little strident there. Hair cut has attenuated my easy going nature.

    March 20, 2014

  • Eric L.

    Great meet-up. Presenters were excellent, with very cogent topics. When are we going to get to the heart of third party sales? Coal ash is bad-decisions-from-the-past , important to redress, but we must obtain a win for our energy future.

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was AWESOME!!!

    1 · March 20, 2014

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