Studying the Symbiotic Relationship Between Solar Energy & Storage

Solar energy generation coupled with solar storage could change how our electrical grid uses renewable energy. Just last month, two studies were published exploring the potential solar-plus-storage has for both large-scale utilities and community-scale solar at local electric cooperatives. The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) partnered with Cliburn and Associates, LLC on the Solar-Plus […]

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CARES Act Funding for Community Solar Access

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is working on behalf of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to distribute funds from the federal CARES Act in order to provide community solar subscriptions to lower-income utility customers at four North Carolina municipal and cooperative utilities. This program, called Community Solar Access for Low […]

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The 50 States of Solar: States Consider Time-Varying Rates and Battery Storage in Net Metering Tariff Design in Q2 2021

Raleigh, NC – (July 21, 2021) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q2 2021 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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Planning an Affordable, Resilient and Sustainable Grid in North Carolina

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) has partnered with New Hanover County (NHC) to conduct resiliency analyses of local facilities as part of the two-year project “Planning an Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable Grid in North Carolina” (PARSG).  PARSG is a joint project by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production […]

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Creating Solar-Plus-Storage Solutions for Local Cooperatives: Solar-Plus for Electric Co-ops Project Concludes

Last year, the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) partnered with Cliburn and Associates, LLC on the Solar-Plus for Electric Co-ops (SPECs) project to help optimize the procurement and operations of battery storage projects at local electric cooperatives.  The SPECs project is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) second round of the Solar […]

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2021 State Energy Virtual Conference Connects the Clean Energy Community in North Caorlina

Last week, hundreds of clean energy professionals joined the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) for the virtual 2021 State Energy Conference of North Carolina (SEC). SEC had over 30 sessions to choose from in six different tracks: Commercial & Industrial Buildings, Governmental & Institutional Buildings, Residential Homes, Renewable Energy, Grid Edge and Utilities & […]

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The 50 States of Solar: States Consider Over 120 Bills Related to Distributed Solar Policy in Q1 2021

Raleigh, NC – (April 21, 2021) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q1 2021 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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What To Do This Earth Month at NC State & Beyond

Discover how to make the world a more sustainable place this Earth Month on NC State University’s campus and beyond. Whether you’re a community member, a student or a professional, we’ve found events for everyone to learn something new. WHAT TO LEARN The NC Clean Energy Technology Center’s (NCCETC)  2021 State Energy Conference (SEC) of […]

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Women’s History Month: Powering a Clean Energy Future for All

STUDENTS SHAPING THE FUTURE “Diverse perspectives are really key in driving those more innovative and inclusive solutions during the clean energy transition,” said Martina Gonzalez Bertello, a senior at North Carolina State University (NC State) and President of the Student Energy Club. The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) sat down with Bertello for Women’s […]

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Planning an Affordable, Resilient and Sustainable Grid in North Carolina

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is lending its skills in a project that will find the cost and benefits of investing in grid resiliency in North Carolina by examining storm-related impacts from past natural disasters.  The two-year project, “Planning an Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable Grid in North Carolina” is a joint project by […]

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