The unseen cost of solar farms on taxpayers in North Carolina

PROBABLY DON’T EVEN REALIZE. SOLAR FARMS COSTING COUNTIES HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS… SOME TIMES MORE THAN A MILLION… EACH YEAR. WNCT’S JOSH BIRCH IS HERE TO EXPLAIN. JOSH… SHAYLA……KEN.. CURRENT NORTH CAROLINA LAW REQUIRES COUNTIES TO REDUCE THE TAX RATE THAT SOLAR COMPANIES PAY BY 80 PERCENT. BUT SOME LEADERS UPSET ABOUT THAT SAY […]

PARMALEE SOLAR PANELS – MEETING

LEADERS AND RESIDENTS CAME TOGETHER TONGIHT TO DISCUSS AND LISTEN TO A POTENTIAL SOLAR PROJECT PROPOSAL. NINE ON YOUR SIDE’S DOMINIQUE MOODY ATTENDED THE PUBLIC DISCUSSION AND HAS MORE DETAILS ON WHAT BOTH SIDES HAD TO SAY. TONIGHT’S MEETING IS A CHANCE FOR DOZENS OF RESIDENTS TO HEAR HOW THE POTENTIAL SOLAR FARM PROJECT WILL […]

Solar energy companies defend solar farms citing economic benefit

TO A STORY YOU FIRST HEARD ON 9 LAST WEEK… ABOUT A MORATORIUM PUT IN PLACE IN BEAUFORT COUNTY TO PREVENT ANY FURTHER SOLAR FARM DEVELOPMENT FOR THE NEXT YEAR. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BELIEVE SOLAR FARMS ARE HAVING A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY… AND SURROUNDING LAND. BUT ADVOCATES FOR THEM SAY… THAT’S NOT TRUE. W-N-C-T’S […]