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Celebrity Dairy receives REAP grant for solar array

In 2018, Celebrity Dairy Farm in Siler City, NC, requested services from the NC Clean Energy Technology Center to perform an energy audit and preliminary solar photovoltaic assessment under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant. The farm will soon be home to a new ground-mount solar array.

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Fayetteville Public Works Commission’s Community Solar Farm the First Municipal Community Solar Farm in North Carolina

Fayetteville's 1 megawatt solar farm is the first municipal utility community solar project in North Carolina. The new large-scale, ground-mount solar array will offer electric customers a shared renewable energy option and an alternate to rooftop solar. Customers can enroll in the Community Solar Program, pay a monthly subscription fee, and in exchange, receive a bill credit for the value of the solar less the cost to operate.

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Solar Energy Industry Jobs - A Wide Array of Opportunities Available

As the solar energy industry continues to grow in the world, the United States and North Carolina, the prospect of finding a solar energy job is becoming more and more feasible. North Carolina is currently second in the nation for solar. The state’s growth is projected to be 3,939 megawatts (MW) over the next five years.

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Energy That Works

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC)’s new Energy That Works Series – a project created and proposed for the North Carolina State University Sustainability Fund to generate new connections and learning at NC State University – was recently accepted and awarded $10,716. The Energy That Works series will impact students, staff and faculty on NC State campus. The project will include a Field Trip Series, Renewable Energy Training Program, a student internship opportunity at NCCETC, and a creation of planning group meetings comprised of students, faculty and staff to support planning and outreach – all during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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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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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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Customer Rate Comparison Tool

The Customer Rate Comparison Tool is offered as a service to electric utilities and other energy providers. Customers can interact with the tool showing how their decisions may impact energy bills. The tool can be customized to inform the customer about new electric rates, energy efficiency options, energy use of home appliances and other factors that affect energy bills.

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Our Work

We organize our work around these six areas:

Renewable Energy

Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency

Clean Transportation



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The 50 States of Solar Report: 46 States and DC Took 265 Distributed Solar Policy and Rate Design Actions During 2019

Raleigh, N.C. – (January 29, 2020) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its 2019 annual review and Q4 update edition of The 50 States of Solar. The quarterly…

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Now homeowners can find research and receive quotes on solar installations – all in one place

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)’s Partnership with EnergySage The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE), operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center…

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