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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NCCETC Training Student Cristian Castillo Finds Passion, Purpose in Solar Energy

  When you talk about solar energy to one of the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC)’s training students, Cristian Castillo, his passion for it is palpable. Castillo, who has worked on around 80 solar sites for the past six years, talks about all of his solar jobs like he’s doing them for the first […]

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Policy and Regulatory Trends for DERs and Grid Modernization Workshop at Solar Power International

Join the NC Clean Energy Technology Center at Solar Power International in Salt Lake City, UT on September 23 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm for a pre-conference workshop on Policy and Regulatory Trends for DERs and Grid Modernization Workshop. The NC Clean Energy Technology Center’s Policy Team will be hosting the workshop and providing an overview of state policy […]

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NCCETC’s Work With Virginia Communities Results in SolSmart Designations of Bronze, Silver and Gold

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) has been working with three Virginia communities – Fairfax County, James City County and the Town of Blacksburg – as SolSmart advisors to help bring down the “soft costs” on solar PV, including permitting, planning, raising community awareness and other related activities. James City County has now […]

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ReBuild Communities Teams Up with NCCETC for REPV: Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Design and Installation Training

The solar energy industry is on the rise, and a local non-profit initiative is seizing the opportunity to be a part of it. From July 8-12, the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) held an REPV: Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Design and Installation training for ReBuild Communities NC through a Rural Business Development Grant, which the […]

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The 50 States of Solar: 42 States and D.C. Took Action on Distributed Solar Policy and Rate Design During Q2 2019

Raleigh, N.C. – (July 24, 2019) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q2 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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