Solar and wind energy could supply most of North Carolina’s future electricity needs, cites a March 2010 study by Duke Economics Professor John Blackburn. Blackburn concludes that wind and solar combined could supply more than three-fourths of the state’s electric power.
You may also be interested in this media coverage of the report:
USA Today March 12, 2010
American Solar Energy Society March 12, 2010
Independent Weekly May 19, 2010