Category Archives: Energy

Repreve Renewables hiring 50 for biomass processing.

SEVEN SPRINGS, N.C. — Repreve Renewables is building a 13,000-square-foot biomass processing center in Seven Springs in Wayne County. The biomass feedstock business will add up to 50 jobs by November. Construction has begun on the plant where Reprev ...

Duke Energy building solar plant in Rowan County.

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — Duke Energy Carolinas will build the second solar project it has developed. The utility plans to build a 6 megawatt self-designed solar plant on property it owns in Rowan County. Duke utilities have historically built and operated ...

O2 emc creating 100 construction jobs in Yadkinville.

YADKINVILLE, N.C. — O2 emc will create up to 100 jobs during construction of its $12 million, 3.5-megawatt solar farm in Yadkinville. Work is scheduled to begin on Yadkinville Solar in October and O2 emc expects the farm to be producing energy by the ...

Toshiba hiring 35 for Charlotte HQ.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Toshiba America Energy Systems will create 35 jobs this summer in Charlotte. The new hires will increase the headquarters workforce to 75. The Toshiba positions are largely management, back-office staff and sales. Nuclear operations ...

State solar energy marketplace live online.

RALEIGH, N.C. —  The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University and EnergySage announced a partnership to help consumers and businesses make well-informed and profitable decisions about solar energy adoption. The resulting En ...

CBC AMERICAS creating jobs in Cary, Mebane.

CARY, N.C. — CBC AMERICAS will locate its U.S. headquarters in Cary and open a distribution center in Mebane. The projects will create 67 new jobs in Wake County and 29 new jobs in Alamance County over the next five years. Salaries will vary by jobs tha ...

Sun will shine for 900 construction workers.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Duke Energy estimates that 900 construction workers will be employed during peak construction this summer at three solar farms it is building in North Carolina. Duke has announced plans to invest $500 million developing utility-scale s ...

Alevo to begin battery production in May.

CONCORD, N.C. — Alevo has received more than 8,000 applications for jobs at its utility battery plant and will hire the first 50 production workers by next month when equipment begins arriving. The company currently has 65 people working at its 3.5 ...

NRG Energy bringing residential solar to the state.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NRG Energy will open its first residential solar operation in the Southeast in Charlotte. The company, one of the nation’s 20 largest utilities, has already hired some staff for the office. Its subsidiary, NRG Home Solar, is ...

Strata Solar finishes two more energy farms.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Two five-megawatt solar farms were brought on line this month by Chapel Hill-based Strata Solar. The company also built four additional projects earlier this year for a total investment of almost $100 million. The latest two projects ...