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WHAT: An educational forum explaining the technology, construction, regulations, and economics of solar energy systems is planned for Moore County.                

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2017; 6:00-7:00 pm

WHERE: Moore County Cooperative Extension Service
              707 Pinehurst Avenue, Carthage, NC; Conference Room 2

WHO: Tommy Cleveland, Solar PV Engineer, P.E., Advanced Energy and Steve Kalland, Executive Director, NC Clean Energy Technology Center N.C. State University

WHY: North Carolina is experiencing rapid growth in utility solar systems. The Solar Energy Industries Association ranked North Carolina number two in the U.S. for cumulative solar capacity installed in 2016. The objectives of the Moore County forum are to educate attendees and to answer questions about solar opportunities within the County. These topics include: solar basics, environmental health and safety issues, landowner considerations, land use and impacts, local regulatory topics, solar policy, local economic implications, and also non-utility solar topics (such as residential, commercial and community solar systems). The forum will consist of a 50-minute presentation followed by the question and answer period.

AUDIENCE: A wide-range of individuals and occupations are encouraged to attend the forum including elected officials; local government staff - county managers, planning, permitting departments; landowners; and the general public.

For more information and to RSVP Contact:
Deborah McGiffin, Moore County Extension Director
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