As National Solar Power ponders two sites– the Guilford County Prison Farm and the White Street landfill– for a solar farm, I’m at least glad to see commission Chairman Skip Alston ask an important question: Who’s going to buy the power?
Alston said he met with representatives from National Solar Power and suggested the White Street and prison farm sites.
“I have some concerns about the whole thing,” Alston said. “I wouldn’t want to just give them this property, they would need to pay fair market value or lease it at value. And they can’t do that if they don’t have someone to buy their power — Duke Energy or some other company.”
The company has said it has a buyer lined up for the solar energy it will create, but it would not disclose who.
Of course National Solar Power wouldn’t say —that part of the game companies play when they ask for incentives.
Keep in mind the sun doesn’t always shine here in North Carolina, which makes solar power — as JLF’s Daren Bakst puts it—- the widget nobody wants to buy, so the federal gov’t forces you to buy it.
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