The State of Solar in Cary

Editor’s Note: Kathy Miller of Yes Solar Solutions in Cary contributed to this article.

Cary, NC – Last week, at about 10:45 AM according to the Duke Energy outage map, more than 12,000 customers were affected by the loss of power. By 11:30 AM, that number had been reduced to just over 3,000 customers, including the Town of Cary buildings and facilities. It took some customers until around 2:45 PM to get power back, once again according to the Duke Energy outage map. Yes Solar Solutions, located in Cary, North Carolina was right in the mix when the outages moved down Maynard Road, from Harrison Avenue to High House Road.  Read more


Solar Roof Tiles Come to Cary


Cary, NC — Everyone has seen rooftop solar panels. But how about solar roof tiles? Don Hyatt, a homeowner in Cary, has one of the first installations of solar roof tiles in the area.  I talked with Don about the green modifications he’s made to his house and received some insight on how to make green energy manageable. Read more

The Solar Farm on the Parking Deck

Story by Leslie Huffman, photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Back in 2007, the North Carolina General Assembly implemented the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS). Under this law, investor-owned utility companies in North Carolina (like Duke Energy) are required to meet 12.5% of their electrical needs through renewable energy sources.

Now, Cary is forging ahead with an innovative plan for a solar farm on a parking deck. Read more