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.