Year in Review: 2021 NCCETC Project & Program Highlights

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) had a busy year in 2021 keeping up with the rapidly growing clean energy industry. Center staff worked diligently to support and partner with other companies and organizations to promote the development and adoption of clean energy technologies.  Catch up with a synopsis of program and project […]

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Fayetteville PWC Community Solar+Storage Farm Becomes Fully Subscribed

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission became the first public power utility in North Carolina to install a community solar farm in conjunction with battery storage in September 2019. Two years later in September 2021, the last 234 reserved panels were issued to 26 eligible customers as part of the CARES Act-funded Solar Access for Low […]

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Local NC Seafood Company Awarded REAP Grant to Fund Energy-Efficiency Improvements

Local North Carolina seafood distributor Atlantic Seafood Company was recently awarded a $106,100 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2021 Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which provides grants and/or loan guarantees to rural small businesses and agricultural producers for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements.  Atlantic Seafood Company is constructing a new […]

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The 50 States of Grid Modernization Q3 2021: Technology Deployment Leads Grid Modernization Activity in Q3 2021

Raleigh, N.C. – (October 27, 2021) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q3 2021 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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Streamline Solar Policies & Practices with NC Clean Tech Center Sustainability Services to become SolSmart Designated

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is excited to be a part of the Department of Energy’s latest challenge to get 60 more communities to improve their solar practices and get recognized through the SolSmart program by March 2022. Applicant communities can receive a national designation of Gold, Silver or Bronze based on […]

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The Carolina Poultry Power Project Fuels Our Electricity and Our Economy

The United States has the largest broiler chicken industry in the world, with North Carolina being the third top producer out of all 50 states. As the number one agricultural industry in the state, the poultry industry’s economic impact for NC is over $39 billion annually according to the NC Poultry Federation. The poultry industry […]

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NC Cleantech Center Studies Options for Utilities to Plan for Growth of Solar PV

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center is collaborating with the NC Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) on a project to analyze utility operating reserves to balance renewable solar photovoltaic (PV) generating facilities on the NC electric grid. The project aims to better understand the current needs for operating reserves due to solar PV grid […]

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Combined Heat and Power for the Florida Agriculture and Food Processing Industry

Known as the sunshine state, Florida’s climate makes it an ideal place for farmers to grow crops. This tropical climate also makes Florida more prone to hurricanes, and it’s been hit by more hurricanes and tropical storms than any other state. These natural disasters can cause (long-duration) power outages, spoiling food that needs to be […]

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The 50 States of Grid Modernization Q2 2021: States Explore Market Reforms and Mechanisms to Accelerate Storage and Microgrid Development

Raleigh, NC – (July 28, 2021) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q2 2021 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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Waste Heat to Power Investment Tax Credit Creates Opportunities for Renewable Energy in the Industrial Sector

At the end of last year, the United States congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) included in this act includes a 26% ITC for “Waste Energy Recovery Property”.  North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center’s (NCCETC) Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency explains, “Qualified waste energy […]

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