The Henderson County school district is getting high marks in energy efficiency this semester. Thirteen buildings from have earned ENERGY STAR labels this fall, after a thorough review from Morrisville-based Southern Energy Management (SEM). Included in the project are a dozen elementary, middle and high schools, along with the district’s Information Technology Center.…
Added by Anna Leonard on December 13, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments
Mount Airy, N.C., the birthplace of Andy Griffith and the basis for his popular show’s town “Mayberry,” has gone solar.
“Tens of thousands of people visit Mount Airy each year in search of a simpler time and place, but this is a city that is preserving the best of its past, while embracing its future,” said Olee Joel Olsen, managing director at O2 Energies. “The six-acre solar farm opening today will generate clean energy for the residents and businesses of Mount Airy for generations…Continue
Added by Anna Leonard on October 10, 2011 at 12:31pm — No Comments
Great review of Appalachian State's Performance so far at the Solar Decathlon! A third place in Architecture was received today!
..."But the People's Choice Award votes were going to the joint across the street, Appalachian State's Solar Homestead, a rambling collection of boxes with a great big shady porch, an outdoor kitchen, and a tiny in-law apartment. Maybe it was their eager outreach (team members were handing out mirrorized…Continue
Solar energy is proving so successful in North Carolina that industry advocates want to double the amount of sun-powered electricity that is required by state law.
A bill introduced Monday in the General assembly would raise North Carolina's solar energy requirement to 0.4 percent of all retail electricity sold by electric utilities by 2018. The current requirement, set by the state's sweeping 2007 green energy law, is 0.2 percent.
But despite solar energy's…Continue
Last night, President Obama addressed the nation in The State of the Union. Most of this speech focused on the economy but there were numerous focus points on the future of clean energy in our nation. President Obama compared the research of clean energy to that of the space race stating,
"This is our generation’s Sputnik moment. Two years ago, I said that we needed to reach a level of research and development we haven’t seen since the height of the Space Race. In a few…
A new energy efficient display to get you in the holiday spirit is now up in Winston-Salem. A solar powered Advent wreath turns on every evening at dusk with another candle being lit on Sunday until the last candle is lit on Christmas day.
The oversized, solar-powered Advent wreath in the…Continue
Added by Anna Leonard on December 23, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Recieved an email today about this job opening in Greensboro.
Solar Sales Consultant Position
We have recently opened our first North Carolina franchise, in Greensboro, and are looking for an additional Technical Sales Engineer to join our team. The franchise will be focusing on residential and small commercial solar solutions.
We are seeking a motivated and accomplished individual with a strong interest…
Added by Anna Leonard on December 21, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments