WRAL Documentary: Power Switch

Posted December 13, 2015
Updated January 12, 2016

If you’ve driven just about anywhere in North Carolina you’ve surely noticed all the new solar farms popping up. Our state ranks second in the nation in new solar production and fourth in solar capacity. In 2014 more than $650 million was invested in solar installation with nearly 200 companies involved in solar power production employing about 5,600 people. Our state’s first large scale commercial wind farm is also under construction in the northeastern corner of the state and studies are being done to determine the viability of offshore wind power generation.

A new WRAL Documentary “Power Switch” examines the explosive growth of solar power in North Carolina, some of the reasons behind it and some of the controversies that have emerged with its growth. It also takes viewers on a sneak peek of construction of our state’s first large scale commercial wind farm, provides a preview of what the massive project will look like when completed in late 2016 and explores the emerging wind power industry in our state.

“Power Switch," hosted by WRAL News anchor Bill Leslie, will air Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.


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