Solar farms taking root in North Carolina

July 21, 2014 by  
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Solar farms taking root in North Carolina

Solar farms taking root in North Carolina

Workers look over solar panels while constructing a new Strata Solar facility in Erwin.

Solar farms take root in North Carolina

Solar farms take root in North Carolina

Joel Olsen, president of 02 Energies, stands at a solar farm in Fairmont.

Solar farms taking root in North Carolina

Solar farms taking root in North Carolina



Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 5:23 pm
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Updated: 9:41 am, Sat Jul 19, 2014.

Solar farms taking root in North Carolina

By Steve DeVane Staff writer

FAIRMONT — Helen Livingston’s family has owned a 300-acre farm near Maxton for generations. Now 45 acres of the land is covered with more than 26,000 dark solar panels, making it part of a growing movement to harvest electricity from the sun.

Solar farms like Livingston’s are cropping up all over North Carolina, shining rays of hope on economically depressed areas by bringing jobs, a constant stream of revenue and the potential to attract eco-friendly industry and economic investment.

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