We’ve previously discussed the barriers that rural electric cooperatives face when it comes to adding more renewable energy.
Most of the electricity we use is generated remotely and brought by high voltage transmission lines to population centers. From here it is distributed to customers.
A barrier to increased solar adoption is the relative lack of public education about the technology.
“It has been a wonderful blessing to our church.”
The market for solar is about to boom. Individuals buying into ‘community solar’ projects are sparking this growth.
One of the most active and innovative nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest is CPN member Northwest SEED.
(Luke Wyatt of Yes! Solar Solutions (the installer) and NC WARN director Jim Warren, standing on the newly-solar installed roof of the Faith Community Church in Greensboro.
Electric cooperatives pioneered rural electrification efforts in the New Deal era.
Up to half of American homes and businesses do not have solar capable roofs.