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

The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE), operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center partners with EnergySage to allow the opportunity for DSIRE users to find calls to action throughout the website where they can quickly request free quotes from local solar installers. DSIRE allows consumers who are interested in solar to view solar policies and incentives in their area, and EnergySage allows them to then easily and freely receive quotes on solar installations.

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Planning an Affordable, Resilient and Sustainable Grid in North Carolina

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is a part of a project that will examine storm-related impacts and the cost and benefits of investing in grid resiliency in North Carolina. The two-year project, “Planning an Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable Grid in North Carolina,” will include opportunities for interested stakeholders to review the metrics developed by the research team. Active participants will provide input into an advanced grid scenario focused on enabling a more decentralized resilient grid, including micro and mini grids that can support critical services, such as hospitals, in the case of power outages – as recommended in the NC Clean Energy Plan.

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2020 State Energy Conference of North Carolina

This year's two-day State Energy Conference of NC, April 28 & 29 in Raleigh, NC, will feature a wide range of energy topics for attendees, as well as opportunities for continuing education credit. Come to network and collaborate with other energy professionals from federal, state and municipal government, industry, non-profit, academia and more! Don't miss this chance to engage in the discussion about North Carolina's energy future.

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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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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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News and Updates

2020 “Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest Launches This March

North Carolina students from kindergarten through high school can submit their artwork for a chance to be featured on billboards across the state This Earth Day, show how you help…

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The 50 States of Electric Vehicle 2019 annual review and Q4 update: 49 States and DC Took Action on Electric Vehicles During 2019

Raleigh, N.C. – (February 12, 2020) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its 2019 annual review and Q4 2019 update edition of The 50 States of Electric Vehicles.…

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Enhance your skills or begin a career change with one of our training classes!  The Center offers several training opportunities for professional development and the highest level of continuing education in renewable energy technologies.  Get started today. 

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