6/16/2011 - A crew from Argand Energy Solutions installs hardware for additional solar arrays at an airport in Ellenboro.   _   Duke Energy is both the main vehicle for solar energy in sun-splashed North Carolina - and perhaps its biggest impediment. Duke lobbyists fought legislation, which failed last week, that would have doubled the state's solar-energy mandate and allowed owners of solar farms to sell electricity directly to customers, cutting out the utility as a middle-man. Advocates also say Duke is relying too heavily on renewable-energy credits from out-of-state producers to meet the state mandate, limiting growth of the industry in its home state.
6/16/2011 - A crew from Argand Energy Solutions installs hardware for additional solar arrays at an airport in Ellenboro. _ Duke Energy is both the main vehicle for solar energy in sun-splashed North Carolina - and perhaps its biggest impediment. Duke lobbyists fought legislation, which failed last week, that would have doubled the state's solar-energy mandate and allowed owners of solar farms to sell electricity directly to customers, cutting out the utility as a middle-man. Advocates also say Duke is relying too heavily on renewable-energy credits from out-of-state producers to meet the state mandate, limiting growth of the industry in its home state. jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
6/16/2011 - A crew from Argand Energy Solutions installs hardware for additional solar arrays at an airport in Ellenboro. _ Duke Energy is both the main vehicle for solar energy in sun-splashed North Carolina - and perhaps its biggest impediment. Duke lobbyists fought legislation, which failed last week, that would have doubled the state's solar-energy mandate and allowed owners of solar farms to sell electricity directly to customers, cutting out the utility as a middle-man. Advocates also say Duke is relying too heavily on renewable-energy credits from out-of-state producers to meet the state mandate, limiting growth of the industry in its home state. jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com

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