Training Success Spotlight: Register and Gain the Professional Development Advantage

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (Center) offers online and in-person educational workshops on the technical and financial side of clean energy. It is a logical extension of the Center’s expertise in the clean energy industry. The courses range from short, certificate classes such as the Certificate in Renewable Energy Management to the longer in-depth […]

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The 50 States of Solar: States Continue to Evolve Net Metering Policies During Q3 2020

Raleigh, N.C. – (October 21, 2020) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q3 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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Energy & Sustainability Services Offered by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center

N.C. State University was recently recognized as a top energy university by the American Energy Society, a collective of 60,000 professionals, experts, and crusaders working to solve ​the world’s greatest energy challenges. In a list of the top ten energy universities in 2020, the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) along with the FREEDM Systems […]

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NC State Named An ‘Energy Elite’ University

NC State University has been named among 10 “Energy Elite” colleges and universities by the American Energy Society (AES). The report, Top Energy Universities 2020, cited NC State as “the most accomplished and least recognized program in the country.” AES reviewed 187 U.S.-based research colleges and universities with energy programs and selected ten top-performing institutions. “There are […]

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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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