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NCCETC Helps Successful Lighting Project For TSG Finishing

  In 2018, TSG Finishing, LLC, in Hickory, NC, requested energy audit services from the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). In an attempt to improve its facility’s energy efficiency by replacing inefficient lighting with new high tech LED lighting, […]

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NCCETC Working with SolSmart in Virginia to Bring Down ‘Soft Costs’ on Solar PV

Until the end of June of 2019, the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) will be working  with three Virginia communities – Fairfax County, James City County, and the Town of Blacksburg – as SolSmart  advisors to help bring down the “soft costs” on solar PV, including  permitting, planning, raising community awareness and other […]

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Grant Funding Now Available for Electric Vehicle Charging Station Projects

Electric vehicle charging stations are once again eligible technology projects for 2019 Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) funding. Specific electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) projects are eligible in all 100 North Carolina counties. Successful EVSE projects will involve no digging, ground-breaking, or pavement cutting. Electric vehicle sales in the US surpassed 1 million in October […]

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Town of Apex Changes Policies to Make Solar Installation More Feasible

North Carolina’s Town of Apex Mayor and Town Council recently eliminated barriers to solar photovoltaic (PV) system installations and implemented more solar-friendly policies, making the application, installation and use of solar more inexpensive, user-friendly and overall more feasible for Apex residents. “To establish Apex as a regional leader in renewable energy production, the Mayor and […]

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Clean Transportation Grants Now Available

Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project Round 2 Proposals Open The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at North Carolina State University announces the following request for proposals (RFP) through the 2019 Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) project. The CFAT project is supported with federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funds provided by the […]

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2019 Energy Innovation Student Pitch Competition

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is hosting the Energy Innovation Student Pitch Competition in conjunction with the 2019 State Energy Conference of North Carolina. The competition is open to all college and university students at North Carolina-based institutions. Students may submit ideas, business proposals, technology solutions within one of three categories: Energy Innovation […]

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Energy Storage Study Final Report Released

The final Energy Storage Options for North Carolina report has been released. In response to House Bill 589, NC State researchers, including the NC Clean Energy Technology Center, began a study of energy storage technologies late last year to address how energy storage can provide value to North Carolina consumers based on factors such as capital […]

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Ted Spencer joins staff as new Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency Project Engineer

Ted Spencer joins NC Clean Energy Technology Center’s staff as the new Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency Project Engineer! A native of Charlotte, Ted spent nine years in the Navy after high school, working on aircraft carriers. He graduated from NC State University in 2014 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and worked in the […]

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SolSmart Advisor Training in Washington, DC

Our Special Projects Manager Anne Tazewell and Policy Analyst David Sarkisian were in Washington, DC this week for SolSmart Advisor training! SolSmart is a national designation program recognizing cities, counties, and towns that foster the development of mature local solar markets. To help communities achieve designation, SolSmart provides no-cost technical assistance from a team of national experts who […]

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