Clean Energy Resources During COVID-19

To help navigate this challenging time, we at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) have put together a list of external and internal resources surrounding energy and sustainability – including recycling, pending legislation, activities and resources for children at home, training, efficiency tips and more. For Your Business GoldenLeaf Foundation – Rapid Recovery Loan […]

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Students Attend Energy That Works Field Trip at FREEDM Systems Center

NC State students from several different majors and backgrounds took a field trip to FREEDM Systems Center on Centennial Campus as a part of the first Energy That Works series instituted by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC). FREEDM, an engineering research center at NC State, focuses on distributed renewable energy integration through innovations […]

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Planning an Affordable, Resilient and Sustainable Grid in North Carolina

A unique collaboration will engage stakeholders on our energy future The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is a part of a project that will examine storm-related impacts and the cost and benefits of investing in grid resiliency in North Carolina. North Carolina has received a $300,000 competitive award from the U.S. Department of Energy […]

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The 50 States of Solar Report: 46 States and DC Took 265 Distributed Solar Policy and Rate Design Actions During 2019

Raleigh, N.C. – (January 29, 2020) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its 2019 annual review and Q4 update 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 […]

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Study of Wind Energy Generation Potential Along North Carolina Highways

  The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) provided funding to the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) to research the potential for producing renewable electricity from wind generated along high traffic corridors on North Carolina highways. The intent of the study was to determine the potential for highway traffic to generate wind energy to support […]

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2019 NCCETC Projects and Programs – A Successful Year!

2019 was another busy year at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC), and the clean energy industry in general. Center staff have worked hard to advance clean energy technologies throughout 2019, as well as partner with industry and other industries to make this happen.  “The release of the NC Clean Energy Plan was the […]

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Town of Apex Receives SolSmart Gold Designation

Above photo: Town Manager Drew Haven welcoming first responders to SolSmart training. NCCETC assisted Town of Apex to become more solar friendly  The Town of Apex has received Gold designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier and more affordable for Apex homes and businesses to install solar.  SolSmart is a national […]

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Celebrity Dairy receives REAP grant for solar array

In 2018, Celebrity Dairy Farm in Siler City, NC, requested services from the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) to perform an energy audit and preliminary solar photovoltaic assessment under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant. The farm will soon be home to a new ground-mount solar […]

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University Energy Institute Summit Connects Academic Leaders Around the Country

More than 100 leaders from 67 academic energy institutes and centers met at the inaugural University Energy Institute Leadership Summit on September 25 and 26 in Pittsburgh, PA. The objective of the Summit was to explore the possibility of creating a network of national energy institutes, and how that organization would advance efforts in energy […]

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The 50 States of Solar: Net Metering Reforms Dominate State Policy Activity in Q3 2019

Raleigh, N.C. – (October 23, 2019) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q3 2019 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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