Industry Overview

Southeastern North Carolina is becoming a rich area for emerging and diversified energy companies. Examples of energy development include natural gas, bio-fuels, bio-mass and animal waste regeneration; solar panel and wind turbine component manufacturing; and solar panel fields. DuPont is investing in a new plant to make tedlar, a film backing for solar panels, and GE’s nuclear energy research and development and component manufacturing division is headquartered in Wilmington, NC. Initial research into wind energy development off the coast of North Carolina is also underway.


North Carolina’s Southeast, in collaboration with the NC Biotechnology Center, has developed a GIS mapping tool to identify all of the bio-renewable assets within the region. Click here to see more information on the Bio-Renewable Asset GIS Mapping Tool.


Woody Biomass Analysis for the Southeast Region


Projected growth for the Energy Sector in the region