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Last Updated March 27, 2021

Program Overview

Category:

Regulatory Policy

State:

North Carolina

Incentive Type:

Solar/Wind Permitting Standards

Administrator:

N/A

Start Date:

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Expiration Date:

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Web Site:

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Applicable Sectors:

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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:

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Summary

North Carolina has statewide permitting requirements for wind energy facilities. Any wind turbine or collection of wind turbines located within a half mile of each other with a collective rated capacity of one megawatt (MW) or greater must receive a permit from the Department of Environmental Quality before starting construction. The legislation provides details regarding the process and timeline for obtaining a permit, siting considerations, approval criteria, fees, and other requirements. Refer to the legislation for the full details.