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Strategy EI1.3: Support policies to allow third-party sales of renewable energy.

Strategy Description

At least 22 states authorize purchase power agreements, which allow third-party sales of solar PV (photovoltaic technologies that convert energy from sunlight directly into electricity, using large arrays of solar panels). Currently, North Carolina only allows regulated utilities to sell power. Policies that allow third-party sales of renewable energy allow the consumer to receive stable—and sometimes lower cost—electricity, while the solar services provider or another party acquires valuable financial benefits, such as tax credits and income generated from the sale of electricity to the host customer.

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Recommendation

EI1: Support the advancement of the region’s clean energy economy to drive innovation and entrepreneurship, create high-wage jobs, and foster business activity.

Scale

Regional