"How Solar Panels on a Church Rooftop Broke the Law in N.C."

"An environmental group and a largely African-American church tried to challenge North Carolina’s utility monopoly by generating cheap, clean power. They lost."

"A North Carolina environmental group that tried to challenge the state's utility monopoly by installing solar panels on the roof of a predominantly African-American church and selling the church cheap, clean power has lost its appeal to the state's highest court.

Advocates say they are disappointed in the ruling, but they aren't giving up the fight to lift restrictions on clean energy.

The case involved an attempt to bust through restrictions that solar advocates face in much of the Southeast."

Dan Gearino reports for InsideClimate News May 14, 2018.

Source: InsideClimate News, 05/15/2018