2021-2022 Annual Report Has Been Released

The report covers the major projects from the fiscal year, including the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE), the 50 States Report, Offshore Wind Brings Opportunities off the Coast of North Carolina, the 2022 State Energy Conference of North Carolina, Planning an Affordable, Resilient and Sustainable Grid in North Carolina, the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) […]

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Resilient Community Microgrids to Serve Critical Loads in the Aftermath of Severe Events

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at NC State University has joined a collaborative effort among state government, utility companies, industry and universities to design an advanced microgrid control architecture to ultimately improve the resilience and reliability of the regional grid. The NCCETC staff are supporting the team from UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and […]

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The 50 States of Grid Modernization Q2 2022: States Address Interconnection, Financing, and Data Access in Q2 2022

Raleigh, NC – (July 29, 2022) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q2 2022 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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Achieving Resilience Benefits Through Utility Solar + Storage Deployment & Community Solar Access in Low-Income Communities

Staff at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) are currently working on two projects focused on community solar access and achieving resilience benefits for low and moderate-income communities through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds distributed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). The two ARPA funded projects the NCCETC […]

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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 […]

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Offshore Wind Brings Opportunities & Clean Energy Off the North Carolina Coast

Offshore wind energy has exceptional potential for North Carolina; in fact, the state’s coast has more offshore wind potential than any other state along the Atlantic Coast, according to a report from the U.S Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Lab. Building the offshore wind industry in NC will provide more than just clean energy, it […]

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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Floats Innovative Idea for a Floating Solar+Storage System

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at NC State University is working with the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher to evaluate the feasibility of an innovative solar plus energy storage installation to improve both the sustainability and the resiliency of the aquarium. The proposed design concept has a unique feature: the solar installation […]

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The Relationship of Environmental, Social and Governance to Clean Energy Today

The environmental, social and governance, or ESG, movement has shifted the goals of corporations across the globe to include a more holistic approach including environmental, social and corporate governance concerns. This ESG criteria has been adopted throughout the United States financial industry as a way to measure a corporation’s sustainability and societal impact alongside financial […]

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

On April 26 and 27, over 700 clean energy professionals joined the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) for the 2022 State Energy Conference of North Carolina (SEC), which returned in-person in Raleigh, NC for the first time since 2019.  SEC had over 30 sessions to choose from in six different tracks: Residential Homes/Clean Transportation, […]

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19 Communities in the Carolinas Achieve SolSmart Designation & Are Ready To Go Solar

During the second day of the 2022 State Energy Conference of North Carolina, conference attendees came together to recognize new and existing SolSmart Communities across North and South Carolina who have worked to make it faster, easier and more affordable to go solar in their jurisdictions.  The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) served as […]

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