We know North Carolinians are creative, but this is amazing. Remember, it’s a parody, but what if this were real?
The North Carolina Solar Power Association is battling the perception that utility-scale solar installations, also called solar farms, are “just plain ugly,” the group’s spokeswoman, Caitlyn Vines, told Carolina Journal.
The group announced a two-phase campaign, named “Sun to Sip,” linking the state’s solar farms with its vineyards and wineries. The state’s lead tourism promoter Visit North Carolina and the nonprofit Golden LEAF Foundation will join NCSPA in the effort.
Phase One is an “awareness campaign” that will promote solar farm tours in conjunction with vineyard and winery tours. “With more than 400 vineyards and 185 wineries here, you can map your way through our wine trails, savor every stop, and, possibly, use free electricity to charge a mobile phone from a nearby solar farm,” Vines said.