2022 State Energy Conference Connects the Clean Energy Community in North Carolina

On April 26 and 27, over 700 clean energy professionals joined NCCETC for the 2022 State Energy Conference of North Carolina (SEC), which returned in-person in Raleigh, NC for the first time since 2019. Attendees came from a variety of backgrounds, including state and local government, non-profits, startups, academia and corporate organizations – joined under the SEC’s theme: “Connecting North Carolina’s Diverse Energy Economy.”

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Tips for Financing A Successful & Sustainable Residential Solar Photovoltaic System

Across the United States, more and more homeowners are taking advantage of solar energy to power their lives. 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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Offshore Wind Brings Opportunities & Clean Energy Off the North Carolina Coast

Executive Director of the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC), Steve Kalland, detailed some of the many opportunities offshore wind development will create in North Carolina. “Manufacturing is where North Carolina’s strength lies,” Kalland said. The state ranks first among east coast states and fifth in the nation in the value of its manufacturing sector’s GDP, something North Carolina can use to foster a thriving domestic supply chain for the offshore wind energy industry.

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Building Resilience in Native American Communities

Earlier this year, NC State University announced it had been awarded a $5 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help Native American communities better…

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Tips for Financing A Successful & Sustainable Residential Solar Photovoltaic System

Across the United States, more and more homeowners are taking advantage of solar energy to power their lives. The cost of installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels has fallen, and now…

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