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Smith Moore Leatherwood Helps Grow the Number of Solar Farms, Bringing the Total in the State to Over 120

Smith Moore Leatherwood Helps Grow the Number of Solar Farms, Bringing the Total in the State to Over 120


April 24, 2015

The solar power industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. A team of Smith Moore Leatherwood attorneys are focused on the rapidly growing industry, assisting with a mounting number of land use and transactional matters.

Our “solar practice” has helped North Carolina become a leader in the country in the growth of solar farms. North Carolina now has more than 120 farms, according to the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association, putting it at the top of several reports on solar capacity and the construction of solar farms.

Solar farms convert sunlight into electricity. Their panels capture the sun's rays as direct current energy, before inverters turn it into alternating current power that is fed into the power grid. The power is used in homes, businesses and utilities.

Attorney Beth Trahos has dedicated her practice to the solar industry for a number of years and is expanding her solar work across several states. Watch for more growth in our "solar practice" as many other solar companies race to beat the expiration of tax credits in North Carolina in December 2015.

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