North Carolina Bill Would Launch Opportunity for Third-Party Owned Solar

House representatives in North Carolina filed legislation this week that would legalize third-party sales of electricity, opening the door for solar companies to expand business in the state.

House Bill 245, dubbed The Energy Freedom Act, would for the first time allow property owners in North Carolina to buy electricity directly from a renewable energy company, bypassing their utility.

The legislation, introduced by Rep. John Szoka (R), cites the need to diversify North Carolina’s energy resources, provide greater energy security and reliability through the development of distributed energy resources, and to encourage private investment in new generating facilities and ancillary …read more

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