NC State Economist: An Update on North Carolina Solar Development and Decommission Policy

Field of solar panels near PNC Arena.

Andrew Branan, assistant extension professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, reviews the policies that supported North Carolina’s advancement in solar electricity generating capacity and how utility procurement policy has evolved. He also reviews policy development and costs of the eventual decommission and disposal of the estimated half-million tons of solar panels over the next forty years.

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