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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CARES Act Funding for Community Solar Access

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is working on behalf of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to distribute funds from the federal CARES Act in order to provide community solar subscriptions to lower-income utility customers at four North Carolina municipal and cooperative utilities. This program, called Community Solar Access for Low […]

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The 50 States of Solar: States Consider Time-Varying Rates and Battery Storage in Net Metering Tariff Design in Q2 2021

Raleigh, NC – (July 21, 2021) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q2 2021 edition of The 50 States of Solar. The quarterly series provides insights on state regulatory and legislative discussions and actions on distributed solar policy, with a focus on net metering, distributed solar valuation, community solar, residential fixed charges, […]

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Creating Solar-Plus-Storage Solutions for Local Cooperatives: Solar-Plus for Electric Co-ops Project Concludes

Last year, the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) partnered with Cliburn and Associates, LLC on the Solar-Plus for Electric Co-ops (SPECs) project to help optimize the procurement and operations of battery storage projects at local electric cooperatives.  The SPECs project is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) second round of the Solar […]

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The 50 States of Electric Vehicles: State Lawmakers Focus on Incentives, Fees, and Government Procurement in Q1 2021

Raleigh, NC – (May 6, 2021) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q1 2021 edition of The 50 States of Electric Vehicles. The quarterly series provides insights on state regulatory and legislative discussions and actions on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. The report finds that 48 states and the District of Columbia […]

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2021 State Energy Virtual Conference Connects the Clean Energy Community in North Caorlina

Last week, hundreds of clean energy professionals joined the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) for the virtual 2021 State Energy Conference of North Carolina (SEC). SEC had over 30 sessions to choose from in six different tracks: Commercial & Industrial Buildings, Governmental & Institutional Buildings, Residential Homes, Renewable Energy, Grid Edge and Utilities & […]

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The 50 States of Grid Modernization Q1 2021: Grid Modernization Sees Busiest Quarter Yet, Driven by State Legislative Activity

Raleigh, NC – (April 28, 2021) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q1 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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Electric Vehicles Are Paving the Way for Emission-Free Transportation

Electric vehicles are gaining popularity as the cost of batteries continues to decrease, and many are beginning to gravitate towards them to not only help save the environment but also to help them save money. Electric vehicles (EVs) are transforming the automotive industry worldwide, with global sales increasing by 43 percent in 2020.  Today, EVs […]

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The 50 States of Solar: States Consider Over 120 Bills Related to Distributed Solar Policy in Q1 2021

Raleigh, NC – (April 21, 2021) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q1 2021 edition of The 50 States of Solar. The quarterly series provides insights on state regulatory and legislative discussions and actions on distributed solar policy, with a focus on net metering, distributed solar valuation, community solar, residential fixed charges, […]

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