N.C. legislature inks solar pact

Raleigh, N.C. The North Carolina General Assembly signed an agreement with SolarH2Ot Ltd., Cary, N.C., to install a solar water heating system on the roof of the legislative office building here. SolarH2Ot will partner with Evergreen Energy to install the system that will deliver more than 10mW of energy over the course of the year and supply most of the hot water needs for the legislature's primary

Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina General Assembly signed an agreement with SolarH2Ot Ltd., Cary, N.C., to install a solar water heating system on the roof of the legislative office building here. SolarH2Ot will partner with Evergreen Energy to install the system that will deliver more than 10mW of energy over the course of the year and supply most of the hot water needs for the legislature's primary office building. The North Carolina Solar Center worked with the general assembly to select solar water heating. The legislature chose solar water heating because it is efficient and cost effective renewable energy.

“Receiving the contract for this job was quite a thrill,”said Jeanette Gretsch, president of SolarH2Ot. “This is a very high profile installation that the general assembly will use as a showpiece for the tens of thousands of people that tour the general assembly every year. We appreciate the trust that they have placed in us handling their showcase installation.”

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