Solar Energy In North Carolina

May 13, 2015

  Solar energy has gone from a pipe dream to a boom industry in North Carolina.  This state put more solar online last year than every state other than California.  That growth came despite major restrictions that the legislature is looking into removing.  If they did, it would change the way solar companies make their money.  Right now, owners of rooftop solar can only sell power to the major utilities.  This bill would change that and we’ll explore both sides.

Representative John Szoka
- Cumberland County Republican, represents Fort Bragg. Sponsored House Bill 245, the Energy Freedom Act.

Jim Warren - Executive Director, NC WARN

Ben Bradford - WFAE Reporter

(Randy Wheeless from Duke Energy was scheduled to be a guest on the program but canceled prior to the broadcast.)