Tips for Financing A Successful & Sustainable Residential Solar Photovoltaic System

The cost of installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels has fallen, and now millions of Americans have the opportunity to reduce their electric bills and more affordably invest in generating their own clean energy. Purchasing a solar PV (or solar thermal) system can run in the tens of thousands of dollars so it’s smart to be as informed and shop around for the best deal, as if you were purchasing a home, automobile, or college education.

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2022 Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project Grant Funds Available Now

The NCCETC announces the following request for proposals (RFP) through the 2022 Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) project. The 2022 initiative will offer $1.5 million, focused on reducing transportation-related emissions, and supported with federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funding from the N.C. Department of Transportation. The primary purpose of the CFAT project is to reduce transportation-related emissions in 24 eligible North Carolina counties.

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DSIREinsight

DSIREinsight provides policy research and analysis services to energy industry professionals. It is a project of the NC Clean Energy Technology Center, expanding upon the Center’s Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency and and 50 States quarterly policy tracking reports. DSIREinsight's subscription services focus on distributed solar, grid modernization and energy storage, and electric vehicles, as well as customized energy policy research. Take a deeper dive into U.S. clean energy policy, and learn more about new policies and policy changes under consideration across the country.

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Achieving Resilience Benefits Through Utility Solar + Storage Deployment & Community Solar Access in Low-Income Communities

Staff at NCCETC are currently working on two projects focused on community solar access and achieving resilience benefits for low and moderate-income communities through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds distributed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). The two ARPA funded projects the NCCETC is supporting are: Community Solar Access for Low and Moderate-Income Utility Customers; and Achieving Resilience Benefits Through Utility Solar + Storage Deployment in Low-Income Communities.

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Fuel What Matters

Fuel What Matters is a public education awareness campaign designed to connect the citizens of North Carolina with the transportation technologies and practices that help improve air quality, save money and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

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The 50 States Reports

Our Policy Team tracks legislative and regulatory activity on solar, grid modernization, energy storage and electric vehicles across the country in its 50 States quarterly reports. The reports keep industry stakeholders informed of policy and regulatory changes in the clean energy sector.

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We offer business, industry, government and utilities a suite of services aimed at optimizing sustainability and energy-related objectives. Our experts at the Center provide unbiased, data-driven, and technical fee-for-service energy solutions based upon the client’s specific needs.

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50 States of Electric Vehicles and Innovations in Managed Charging

The burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) market is leading the way towards an emissions-free future, but the growing electrical demand on the nationa’s grid needed to fuel EVs risks further complicating…

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Best Practices of the 2022 Top Green Fleets in North America

At the end of August during the 2022 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference, the NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) announced this year’s winners of the Green Fleet Awards to honor fleets…

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