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Webinar on “Solarize Asheville” & the Potential for Solarize Programs in NC

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Are you interested in learning more about low- or no-cost ways to encourage solar development in your community?

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, ICLEI USA and the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) will host a webinar tailored for municipalities in North Carolina on Solarize programs on November 20, 2013. Solarize programs are designed to help a large group of customers band together to demand discounts on solar PV systems.

This webinar will present a case study on how Asheville is currently creating its own Solarize program and provide an open dialogue discussing how other cities can implement their own Solarize campaigns. Those involved in the implementation of the Asheville Solarize program will be available for questions and answers.

Staff from the NC Solar Center, a SolarOPs partner organization, will also be on the call to discuss the potential for additional Solarize technical assistance opportunities in North Carolina.


Solar Programs: North Carolina
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST


Registration Link:

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Making Energy Work Annual Conference Draws Experts to Raleigh

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by shannon No Comments

Conference to explore the accelerating evolution of clean energy markets and policy

RALEIGH, N.C.This year the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association’s annual conference, Making, will draw attendees from across the state, the region and the country to the Raleigh Convention Center on November 5th and 6th, 2013 to provide insight into the latest information, solutions and technologies impacting renewable energy and energy efficiency. Participants at the conference include a diverse collection of public and private sector energy leaders fueling the success of North Carolina’s clean energy economy. Featured speakers include Sharon Allred Decker, Secretary of the NC Department of Commerce; John Skvarla, Secretary of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Dr. Branko Terzic, Executive Director of the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions; Paul Newton, President of Duke Energy’s utility operations in North Carolina; and Michael Terrell, Senior Policy Counsel for Energy and Sustainability at Google among others. The conference is intended to provide a forum within which experts and interested parties can join together to explore the most pressing energy needs and opportunities of the day. Given the substantial growth and change that has marked the clean energy sector this past year and which will continue into the years to come, the theme of Making Energy Work 2013 is “Welcome to the Evolution.”

What:              NC Sustainable Energy Association’s Making Energy Work 2013 annual conference

When:             Tuesday November 5, 2013 – Wednesday November 6, 2013
Full agenda with times available on the conference website

Where:            Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Who:               The NC Sustainable Energy Association and representatives from clean energy businesses, utilities, law firms, banks and investment firms, renewable energy and energy efficiency advocates, economic development organizations, and state and local government officials
For more information about this event including a list of speakers, please visit the Making Energy Work conference website.


The NC Solar Center is a proud sponsor of the Making Energy Work conference! Please visit out booth #30 while at the event. Our staff will also be attending the event to stay up-to-date on the latest in North Carolina’s clean energy industry.