Mission & Funding

Our Mission

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies.


Funding Support: Appropriations, Fees and Grants

The Center is a public service center in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. The North Carolina General Assembly generously provides core funding for the Center by direct appropriation.  The Center receives additional funding from fees for training and technical assistance and from numerous federal, state and private research grants.

The Center is also supported by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center Foundation, a part of the NC State Engineering Foundation. The N.C. State Engineering Foundation works with alumni, friends, corporations and foundations to secure support that is vital for the continued improvement of the College of Engineering including programs like the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center. Gifts support student stipends, special programs and research, and other initiatives that are not typically supported through state appropriations.

We invite you to make an investment in the Center and its people. Already a leading center of clean energy technology development and demonstration in the nation, the Center is poised to reach greater levels of achievement and recognition. To make a tax-deductible donation, please click here.