Technology: Triangle Leads Nation in Smart Grid


Triangle, NC — While summer heat and severe weather can cause power disruptions and outages, North Carolina is leading the charge in smart grid innovation to help improve energy distribution and help consumers conserve and efficiently use energy across North America and the world. Read more


Solar Roof Tiles Come to Cary


Cary, NC — Everyone has seen rooftop solar panels. But how about solar roof tiles? Don Hyatt, a homeowner in Cary, has one of the first installations of solar roof tiles in the area.  I talked with Don about the green modifications he’s made to his house and received some insight on how to make green energy manageable. Read more


Tech: Say Hello to Your New Lightbulb


Cary, NC — Say goodbye to those 40 and 60 watt incandescent bulbs. As of January 1 of this year, they can no longer be manufactured or imported into the U.S. Say hello to the SlimStyle LED bulb. It might be the future of how you light your home. Read more


Green Energy: Cary Getting LED Street Lights


Cary, NC — Town of Cary is partnering with Duke Energy to replace 80% of the 10,000 street lights in Cary with low-energy LED fixtures. The program should save about $200,000 in energy costs each year. Read more

Yes Solar Wins NABCEP Accreditation


Cary, NC – The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has announced that Cary-based solar energy firm Yes! Solar Solutions has achieved NABCEP Company Accreditation. Read more

Dorcas Creates Energy & Cash with Rooftop Solar Farm

 Staff reports.

Cary, NC – Dorcas Ministries in Cary has a new solar rooftop. It generates energy, cash and claims to be the largest solar farm in Wake County. Read more

Editorial: Just Say No to Fracking in Cary

Editorial by Hal Goodtree. Map from Southern Environmental Law Center.

Cary, NC – Fracking has the potential to make North Carolina a net energy exporter. But serious concerns exist about contamination of water supplies. Until those concerns are laid to rest, Cary needs to ban fracking within our town limits. Read more

The Solar Farm on the Parking Deck

Story by Leslie Huffman, photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Back in 2007, the North Carolina General Assembly implemented the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS). Under this law, investor-owned utility companies in North Carolina (like Duke Energy) are required to meet 12.5% of their electrical needs through renewable energy sources.

Now, Cary is forging ahead with an innovative plan for a solar farm on a parking deck. Read more

Environment: More on EV Charging Stations in Cary

Cary, NC – Following up on our Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station story yesterday, Emily Barrett from ToC has passed along some info about other charging stations and plans in Cary. Read more

Cary Picks Siemens for EV Charging Stations

Cary, NC – According to a report on TheAutoChannel, Siemens has been selected to provide Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations for Cary. Read more