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- In 2015, North Carolina was the fourth-largest producer of electricity generated from solar photovoltaics (PV) among the states; almost all of the solar generation occurred at utility-scale facilities operated by independent power producers.
- Of the 689 public- and private-access biodiesel fueling stations nationwide, more than 18% are in North Carolina.
- North Carolina ranked fifth in the nation in net electricity generation from nuclear power in 2015, producing 5.3% of the nation's total.
- In 2015, nuclear energy contributed the largest share of North Carolina's electricity generation—32.6%— as coal's share fell to 31.4%. Natural gas-fired generation contributed most of the rest—28.3%.
- In 2015, 7.1% of North Carolina’s utility-scale net electricity generation came from renewable energy resources. All of the generation came from conventional hydroelectric power, biomass, and solar energy.
Last Updated: August 18, 2016
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