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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The 50 States of Grid Modernization Q1 2022: States Focus on Promoting Grid Resiliency During Q1 2022

Raleigh, NC – (April 28, 2022) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q1 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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Renewable Natural Gas – A Primer on North Carolina’s Biogas Resources

Increased production and utilization of renewable natural gas (RNG) in North Carolina could significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the agricultural sector while also providing renewable energy for industrial processes as well as the state’s electrical grid. As North Carolina’s number one industry, agriculture and agribusiness generate billions of dollars in revenue each year. […]

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Sessions Announced for the 2022 State Energy Conference of North Carolina

The 2022 State Energy Conference of North Carolina, hosted by NC State University’s Office of Professional Development and the NC Clean Energy Technology Center, offers this annual, two-day event for professionals in the energy industry and researchers. Entering its 20th year, the annual conference has earned a reputation as the premier forum highlighting and discussing […]

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Combined Heat and Power Can Cut Carbon Emissions & Energy Costs for Better Building Efficiency

Combined heat and power (CHP) technologies hold the potential to improve the nation’s energy security and resiliency while dramatically reducing emissions of harmful pollutants. Existing applications of combined heat and power in the United States avoid more than 1.8 quadrillion Btus of fuel consumption and 241 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually compared to […]

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