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The 50 States of Solar Report Q1 2019 Update Report

43 States and D.C. Took Action on Distributed Solar Policy and Rate Design During Q1 2019 Raleigh, N.C. – (April 24, 2019) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q1 2019 edition of The 50 States of Solar. The quarterly series provides insights on state regulatory and legislative discussions and actions on distributed […]

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NCCETC Student Becomes NCCETC Solar Trainer

Student of Train the Trainer Solar Course in 2010 teaches PV fundamentals and installation in March 2019 One of NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC)’s students from a Train the Trainer course offered in 2010 recently finished teaching a NCCETC training course himself. Gene Wilson, who has been an instructor at Greenville Technical College since […]

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Final Powering Energy Efficiency and Impacts Framework (PEEIF) Project Report Released

Data-Driven Project Supports Low-Income Households in Northeastern North Carolina The final report of the Powering Energy Efficiency and Impacts Framework (PEEIF) project, a two-year U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored initiative focused on developing a data-driven framework to increase energy-related program effectiveness in low-income households, has been released and can be viewed here. The Powering […]

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NCCETC Working with SolSmart in Virginia to Bring Down ‘Soft Costs’ on Solar PV

Until the end of June of 2019, the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) will be 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 […]

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The 50 States of Solar Report: 47 States and DC Took 264 Distributed Solar Policy and Rate Design Actions During 2018

Raleigh, NC – (January 31, 2019) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its 2018 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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Town of Apex Changes Policies to Make Solar Installation More Feasible

North Carolina’s Town of Apex Mayor and Town Council recently eliminated barriers to solar photovoltaic (PV) system installations and implemented more solar-friendly policies, making the application, installation and use of solar more inexpensive, user-friendly and overall more feasible for Apex residents. “To establish Apex as a regional leader in renewable energy production, the Mayor and […]

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2019 Energy Innovation Student Pitch Competition

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is hosting the Energy Innovation Student Pitch Competition in conjunction with the 2019 State Energy Conference of North Carolina. The competition is open to all college and university students at North Carolina-based institutions. Students may submit ideas, business proposals, technology solutions within one of three categories: Energy Innovation […]

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Energy Storage Study Final Report Released

The final Energy Storage Options for North Carolina report has been released. In response to House Bill 589, NC State researchers, including the NC Clean Energy Technology Center, began a study of energy storage technologies late last year to address how energy storage can provide value to North Carolina consumers based on factors such as capital […]

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SolSmart Advisor Training in Washington, DC

Our Special Projects Manager Anne Tazewell and Policy Analyst David Sarkisian were in Washington, DC this week for SolSmart Advisor training! SolSmart is a national designation program recognizing cities, counties, and towns that foster the development of mature local solar markets. To help communities achieve designation, SolSmart provides no-cost technical assistance from a team of national experts who […]

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Francisco’s Solar Journey

  The Training Program for the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) has been delivering award-winning continuing education and workforce development trainings for the past 30 years. Participants are able to begin their careers as a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Photovoltaic Associate, continue their technical education with more advanced classes such […]

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