50 States of Electric Vehicles and Innovations in Managed Charging

The burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) market is leading the way towards an emissions-free future, but the growing electrical demand on the nationa’s grid needed to fuel EVs risks further complicating utilities’ careful balancing act to integrate an expanding supply of variable renewables.  The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at NC State University recently hosted […]

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2021-2022 Annual Report Has Been Released

The report covers the major projects from the fiscal year, including the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE), the 50 States Report, Offshore Wind Brings Opportunities off the Coast of North Carolina, the 2022 State Energy Conference of North Carolina, Planning an Affordable, Resilient and Sustainable Grid in North Carolina, the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) […]

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Resilient Community Microgrids to Serve Critical Loads in the Aftermath of Severe Events

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at NC State University has joined a collaborative effort among state government, utility companies, industry and universities to design an advanced microgrid control architecture to ultimately improve the resilience and reliability of the regional grid. The NCCETC staff are supporting the team from UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and […]

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Good Jobs Challenge Funding to Build Clean Energy Workforce Training Program in North Carolina

In August 2022, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper joined U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo to announce that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $23.7 million American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge grant to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) to create STEPs4GROWTH, a clean energy […]

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Achieving Resilience Benefits Through Utility Solar + Storage Deployment & Community Solar Access in Low-Income Communities

Staff at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) are currently working on two projects focused on community solar access and achieving resilience benefits for low and moderate-income communities through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds distributed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). The two ARPA funded projects the NCCETC […]

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The Public Utility Data Liberation (PUDL) Project adds Clean Energy Standards with DSIRE

Electric utilities report a major amount of information to the United States government and other public agencies, including yearly, monthly and even hourly data about fuel burned, electricity generated, operating expenses, power plant usage patterns and emissions. While much of this data is freely available to download from various sources, it is typically distributed in […]

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The 50 States of Solar: States Explore Time-Varying Rates, Minimum Bills, and Value of Solar Studies During Q2 2022

Raleigh, NC – (July 20, 2022) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q2 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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Building Resilience in Native American Communities

Earlier this year, NC State University announced it had been awarded a $5 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help Native American communities better prepare for future disasters and emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. NC State’s PowerAmerica Institute will work closely with Navajo Technical University, Sandia National Lab […]

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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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Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project Accelerates Fleet Electrification with Plug-and-Play Electric Power Take-Off by Viatec

In June 2022, the industry’s first and only production all-electric bucket truck was unveiled at the 68th Electric Utilities Fleet Managers’ Conference. The electric bucket truck’s debut was realized two years earlier than the most optimistic industry projections thanks to a unique collaboration between Viatec, Terex and Navistar/International Trucks. Viatec shared that a project of […]

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