Offshore Wind – Organizing for North Carolina’s Potential Economic Development

North Carolina provides exceptional offshore wind energy potential; in fact, according to a 2017 U.S Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Lab report, the state’s coast has more offshore wind potential than any other state along the Atlantic Coast. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has identified several areas off the coast of North […]

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Military Veterans, Distributed Energy Resources and Cybersecurity

North Carolina has the third largest military population in the United States and almost 10 percent of North Carolina’s population are military veterans. Providing training for transitioning military veterans is important for those who have selflessly given themselves in service to our country. Military veterans have skills in a number of areas that can transition […]

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Solar Electric Vehicle Charging – It’s Happening

Electric vehicles (EVs) are still a small percentage of the U.S. automobile market (annual registrations for EVs totaled 367,000 in April 2019) but annual sales of electric vehicles are expected to exceed 3.5 million vehicles in 2030. The growth is based on a number of factors such as the decline in battery prices and the […]

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Enabling Solar and Storage Projects at Electric Cooperatives

On July 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released their Draft Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap, outlining how the United States will conduct R&D and deploy energy storage technology to address grid challenges such as a lack of flexibility in integrating renewables and the balancing of generation to consumption. To help with these […]

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The 50 States of Solar: All Eyes on FERC During Q2 2020

Raleigh, NC – (July 22, 2020) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q2 2020 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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NCCETC’s Four-Year Community Solar for the Southeast Project Concludes

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center’s Community Solar for the Southeast Project, which began four years ago in 2016, is now wrapping up at the end of the month.  The NCCETC received a grant award from the Solar Energy Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy in 2016. This project, named Community Solar for […]

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Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles & EV Charging Study for Fayetteville Public Works Commission to Help Inform Future Direction

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) staff lended their clean energy expertise in transportation, policy and power to help contribute to  an Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles (EVs) and EV Charging Study for Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC). The study provides information about energy storage applications and services, electric vehicle options and trends, including electric […]

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NCCETC Introduces Energy and Sustainability Services

Suite of services aim to optimize sustainability and energy-related objectives for business, industry, government and utilities The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) introduces its Energy and Sustainability Services (ESS)  – a suite of services from the Center aimed at optimizing sustainability and energy-related objectives for business, industry, government and utilities. The Center’s Energy and […]

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NCCETC Joins Cliburn and Associates Team on a U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Innovation Program Project

The U.S. Department of Energy selected eight teams to participate in the second round of Solar Energy Innovation Network (SEIN), a program that supports multi-stakeholder teams pursuing new applications of solar energy and other distributed energy resources. The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is a partner of one of the newly selected teams – […]

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NCCETC Delivers Training on CHP at Army Resource Efficiency Manager Workshop

  Last month, NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency (CPIE) team members provided guidance and training at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ fifth Resource Efficiency Manager Workshop.   The workshop, hosted in Huntsville, Al., connected Army Resource Efficiency Managers (REMs) and energy experts from a variety of backgrounds to help […]

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