NCCETC Training Courses Offered Online Through July

In accordance with NC State University’s policies in response to the spread and potential impacts of COVID-19, all of NC Clean Energy Technology Center's in-person training classes through July 2020 will now be held digitally via live stream in an online classroom. Register now for our June courses!

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Submit Your Artwork for the 2020 “Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest

Submit your artwork for the Third Annual “Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest! Winners in each age category (kindergarten through high school) will have their artwork featured on billboards across North Carolina. Submit below or email by June 12.

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Energy That Works Series

NCCETC’s Energy That Works Series – a project supported by the North Carolina State University Sustainability Fund – includes 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.

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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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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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2020 State Energy Conference of North Carolina Now September 2-3

Save the date! The 2020 State Energy Conference will be held on September 2-3, 2020 in Durham, NC. Early bird registration is open until July 24. The State Energy Conference provides actionable insight into the business of energy, connecting technical innovation, diverse resources and industry opportunity to help drive North Carolina's regional energy economy forward with national impact.

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NCCETC Training Program Update

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) wishes Senior Training Specialist Megan Berry well as she resigns from her position to begin new adventures in England! Berry has been running…

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Three Trends in State PURPA Implementation

By: DSIRE Insight Team Our team recently announced the launch of two new research offerings through DSIRE Insight related to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, or PURPA, and investor-owned…

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