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Thanks in part to dropping costs, good sun exposure and favorable tax incentives, Transylvania County has great potential for solar development, the president of a renewable energy company told a group of environmentalists Thursday.
Frederick Banker, president of Nevada-based Renewable Energy Results, spoke to about 45 people at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship Church about the county's “solar future” during a meeting of the Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club.
“There's no reason we couldn't build 100 megawatts (of solar energy production) in this community,” said Banker, who lives in Pisgah Forest. ...