New WRAL Documentary: Power Switch, Solar and Wind Farms Generate Power and Controversy in NC

Airs Tuesday, January 12 at 7 p.m.

WRAL Documentary: Power SwitchHave you noticed the new solar farms popping up all over North Carolina? Solar power has become big business in our state, but not without controversy. The new WRAL Documentary “Power Switch” examines the explosive growth of solar energy and the introduction of wind farms in N.C. The documentary, hosted by WRAL News anchor Bill Leslie, airs Tuesday, January 12 at 7 p.m.

Our state ranks second in the nation for new solar production and fourth in solar capacity. In 2014, more than $650 million was invested in solar installation with nearly 200 companies involved in solar production, employing about 5,600 people. Our state’s first large scale commercial wind farm is also under construction and studies are underway to determine the viability of offshore wind power generation.

“Power Switch” examines the reasons behind the recent growth of solar power in North Carolina and the controversies that have emerged with that growth. Viewers will also see the large commercial wind farm under construction in the northeastern part of our state and a preview of what the massive project will look like when completed in 2016.

Statewide Broadcast Schedule

  • WRAL-TV/Raleigh – Tuesday, January 12 at 7 p.m.
  • WILM-TV/Wilmington – Tuesday, January 12 at 7 p.m.
  • WRAZ-TV/Durham – Saturday, January 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Watch a preview of the documentary:

The documentary will also be available for on-demand viewing any time after the premiere television broadcast on January 12.

On twitter, follow @WRALDoc and #WRALPowerSwitch.

WRAL Documentary is one of the only dedicated documentary units in local TV. Its mission is to provide in-depth coverage of topics and issues relevant to North Carolinians.

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Debbie Tullos for this capcom story.



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