NC WARN Halts Solar Power Sales To Church, Plans Appeal

May 5, 2016

NC WARN owns the solar panels it installed on Faith Community Church in Greensboro, and had been selling electricity to the church. But it has stopped the sales, after an order by regulators.
Credit NC WARN

A Durham nonprofit says it has "temporarily suspended" sales of solar power on a church rooftop in Greensboro, complying with an order from state utility regulators last month.  

NC WARN had challenged state law when it installed solar panels on Faith  Community Church in Greensboro last year. The group kept ownership of the panels, and sold power to the church. 

But state law doesn't allow third parties to sell electricity, and the N.C. Utilities Commission on April 15 ordered the church to stop. 

NC WARN says it plans to appeal.