The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC), in cooperation with NC State University Cooperative Extension, is conducting solar education forums across North Carolina. Up to 20 meetings are planned for 2017. As the Tarheel state is ranked #2 in the United States for installed solar capacity, the purpose of the meetings is to provide information on utility scale photo voltaic (PV) installations that are increasingly visible in many counties. The forums include a 45-60 minute presentation and provide an opportunity for up to an hour of question and answers.
The presentation will explain the technology, construction, regulations, and economics of solar PV systems. In addition to providing an understanding of the development and operation of these solar electricity generating facilities, the presentation will explore what is known about the various impacts of these systems on the community and the environment. Specifically,common questions about PV panel toxicity, EMF/radiation, economic impacts, system decommissioning, and more will be covered. Additionally,the characteristics that make a site most suitable for solar will be provided as well as an overview of solar land leases.
Expert presenters include: Steve Kalland, NCCETC Executive Director, and Tommy Cleveland, Professional Engineer, Advanced Energy, Inc. The forums are open to anyone interested in learning more about solar, unless otherwise noted. For more information about the forums contact firstname.lastname@example.org