The 50 States of Grid Modernization Q3 2020: Utilities Increasingly Developing Distributed and Customer-Centric Solutions

Raleigh, NC – (October 28, 2020) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q3 2020 edition of The 50 States of Grid Modernization. The quarterly series provides insights on state regulatory and legislative discussions and actions on grid modernization, utility business model and rate reforms, energy storage, microgrids, and demand response. The report […]

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Working as a Research Assistant at the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center: Meet Sara Thornton

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (“Center”) works with N.C. State University students as research assistants throughout the year to assist with project work.  Sara Thornton, one of the current interns, has been with the Center since December 2019. She is an N.C. State University senior majoring in Electrical Engineering, with a concentration in Renewable […]

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Energy & Sustainability Services Offered by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center

N.C. State University was recently recognized as a top energy university by the American Energy Society, a collective of 60,000 professionals, experts, and crusaders working to solve ​the world’s greatest energy challenges. In a list of the top ten energy universities in 2020, the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) along with the FREEDM Systems […]

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NC State Named An ‘Energy Elite’ University

NC State University has been named among 10 “Energy Elite” colleges and universities by the American Energy Society (AES). The report, Top Energy Universities 2020, cited NC State as “the most accomplished and least recognized program in the country.” AES reviewed 187 U.S.-based research colleges and universities with energy programs and selected ten top-performing institutions. “There are […]

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Greening Industries in North Carolina: Pollution Prevention Partnership with ECU

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides grants for pollution prevention activities so that businesses may reduce their environmental footprint and simultaneously save money. East Carolina University (ECU), who has continuously received funding from this program since 2014, reached out to the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) to partner for the 2020-2022 grant period. […]

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Enabling Solar and Storage Projects at Electric Cooperatives

On July 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released their Draft Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap, outlining how the United States will conduct R&D and deploy energy storage technology to address grid challenges such as a lack of flexibility in integrating renewables and the balancing of generation to consumption. To help with these […]

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NCCETC’s Four-Year Community Solar for the Southeast Project Concludes

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center’s Community Solar for the Southeast Project, which began four years ago in 2016, is now wrapping up at the end of the month.  The NCCETC received a grant award from the Solar Energy Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy in 2016. This project, named Community Solar for […]

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Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles & EV Charging Study for Fayetteville Public Works Commission to Help Inform Future Direction

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) staff lended their clean energy expertise in transportation, policy and power to help contribute to  an Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles (EVs) and EV Charging Study for Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC). The study provides information about energy storage applications and services, electric vehicle options and trends, including electric […]

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NCCETC Introduces Energy and Sustainability Services

Suite of services aim to optimize sustainability and energy-related objectives for business, industry, government and utilities The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) introduces its Energy and Sustainability Services (ESS)  – a suite of services from the Center aimed at optimizing sustainability and energy-related objectives for business, industry, government and utilities. The Center’s Energy and […]

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Get to know the Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency (CPIE) team at NCCETC

This month, we are covering the Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency (CPIE) team at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC). The CPIE team works to reduce energy intensity by identifying energy efficiency improvements, as well as clean power solutions, such as combined heat and power (CHP), district energy and waste heat recovery applications. The […]

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