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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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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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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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Building Energy Resilience in Tennessee Webinar on Dec. 12

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is an efficient and environmentally beneficial approach to generating electric power and useful thermal energy from a single fuel source; typically increasing efficiency up to at least 75% over traditional energy generation. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates the technical potential for combined heat and power applications in Tennessee to be […]

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Open call for projects through Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project

NC Clean Energy Technology Center has an open call for projects through the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project. The application deadline for this new round of funding is December 17, 2018. The Federal fiscal year 2019 $3.8 million initiative, focused on reducing transportation-related emissions, is supported with federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funding through the NC […]

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Powering Energy Efficiency & Impacts (PEEIF) Project: Recognition Where Recognition is Due

    In October, at Upper Coastal Plain Council of Government’s Board Meeting Wilson Energy was recognized for their contribution to the success of the Powering Energy Efficiency & Impacts Framework (PEEIF) project. The goal of the PEEIF project is to improve the efficiency and efficacy of energy related programs in the five county Upper […]

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Leveraging Federal and Regional Partnerships to Improve Long-term Energy Resilience

Florida is no stranger to the catastrophic impacts of hurricanes. With 72 lives lost and an estimated economic loss of $83 billion to the state as a result of Hurricane Irma in 2017, improving the reliability and resilience of energy systems is a top priority for those who manage critical infrastructure facilities, including hospitals, military […]

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Powering Energy Efficiency & Impacts (PEEIF)

The Powering Energy Efficiency & Impacts Framework (PEEIF) project is a collaborative project using big data and mapping to support energy programs serving low-income households. The PEEIF project team has developed a database and mapping application to enhance energy-related decision making utilizing publicly available and private data. The geographical focus of the project is on a five-county […]

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