Solar energy demand climbs in N.C. as cost of materials declines

06/13/2014 | Charlotte Observer (N.C.), The

A total of 335 megawatts of solar energy systems were installed in North Carolina last year, bringing the state's total capacity to 592 megawatts. The demand has been driven by a decline in the costs of materials, which has fallen "40 to 70 percent" for the last two to three years, said Randy Lucas, board chairman for the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association.

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