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.
|Incentive Type:||Solar/Wind Permitting Standards|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||
|Name:||N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-215.115, et seq.|
|Name:||Public Information Officer|
|Organization:||Public Information Officer, Division of Energ|
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