Archive for December 20th, 2011

Save-the-date! Southeastern Coastal Wind Conference, March 8th-9th, 2012

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 by shannon No Comments

The 2012 Southeastern Coastal Wind Conference is a first-of-its-kind event that highlights Southeastern assets for wind energy deployment within the region. The conference is a collaborative effort involving more than 40 regional stakeholders from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Topics will include the region’s supply chain, resource, and market strengths to educate decision makers about costs, benefits, and policy options for wind energy. Offshore and coastal onshore wind energy will be discussed at this conference with a concentration on offshore wind energy.


Learn about the region with:

  • The largest offshore wind resource on the East Coast
  • The lowest cost wind energy supply chain solution
  • Over half of the East Coast’s electricity demand


Network with developers, policymakers, manufacturers, and industry leaders to envision and plan for the future of wind energy in the Southeast.


Location: Charlotte Convention Center

Dates: March 8th-9th, 2012

Join the conference mailing list  to stay up-to-date on all of the details!

First Citizens turns to solar power

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 by shannon No Comments

First Citizens Bank is going green — and we’re not talking about the color of cash money.

The Raleigh-based bank announced today that it is installing a 1.7 megawatt solar panel system on the roof of its Tryon Road corporate data center in Raleigh that will produce enough electricity to power about 200 homes annually.

“First Citizens is glad to help advance solar power use in North Carolina,” CEO Frank Holding Jr. said in a prepared statement.

A Mooresville company, SunEnergy1, is coordinating the project.

More than 1,100 First Citizens employees work at the data center at 100 East Tryon Road. The bank has 430 branches in 17 states and Washington, D.C.


Reposted from the Raleigh News & Observer