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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Get to Know the Energy Policy & Markets Team Behind DSIRE at NCCETC

The Energy Policy & Markets team at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) strives to advance clean energy technologies for a sustainable economy both locally and nationally. NCCETC’s Policy Team conducts objective research and analysis and provides education and technical assistance on energy policy issues nationwide. They work to track developments in energy policy […]

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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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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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The 50 States of Electric Vehicles: Federal Infrastructure Funding and Managed Charging Programs in Focus During Q1 2022

Raleigh, NC – (May 4, 2022) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q1 2022 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 all 50 states and the District of […]

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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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The 50 States of Solar: States Explore Incentives and Low-Income Customer Provisions in Net Metering Reviews During Q1 2022

Raleigh, NC – (April 20, 2022) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q1 2022 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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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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NC Clean Technology Center Supports Next Steps Towards a Clean, Equitable Economy in North Carolina

North Carolina, along with the rest of the United States, is poised to make substantial advancements in the development and adoption of clean energy technologies in 2022. Only seven days into the new year, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order (EO) 246, setting ambitious targets to mitigate climate change, including the reduction of statewide greenhouse […]

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