In 2023, the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology (NCCETC) at NC State University is celebrating its 35th Anniversary. NCCETC has worked closely with partners in government, industry, academia, and the non-profit community while evolving to include a greater geographic scope and array of clean energy technologies over the last 35 years.Read More About Our History as a Center Learn More
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.Learn how to be a smart solar customer Learn More
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.Learn more Learn More
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.Learn more Learn More
Our Policy Team tracks legislative and regulatory activity on solar, grid modernization, energy storage and electric vehicles and decarbonization 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.
April 23-24, 2024
The 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. Come to network, learn best practices, engage in important energy discussions and more.
We organize our work around these six areas:
Energy consumption in the United States is notably shaped by its industrial and commercial sector users, which currently accounts for one-third of the nation’s total energy usage as reported by…Learn More
NCCETC’s training team is excited to announce a new course offering starting in January 2024. Renewable Energy Project Development (REPD) is an updated and expanded course based on the former…Learn More
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