Eastern Band of Cherokee Adding Four All-Electric School Buses thanks to US EPA DERA Grant Funds

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) are leading the way with cleaner student transportation in North Carolina.  Following their groundbreaking award of VW Settlement funds for a new electric school bus last year, this year EBCI received notice from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of an award for 4 additional electric school buses.  […]

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The 50 States of Grid Modernization: All 50 States Addressed Grid Modernization During 2021

Raleigh, NC – (February 3, 2022) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its 2021 annual review and Q4 2021 update edition of The 50 States of Grid Modernization. The quarterly series provides insights on state regulatory and legislative discussions and actions on grid modernization, utility business model and rate reforms, energy storage, microgrids, […]

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Solar Equipment Leasing for Tax Exempt Organizations in North Carolina

Organizations in North Carolina can now lease solar photovoltaic equipment for a fixed cost per month from companies approved to offer leasing by the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC). There are currently nine companies approved by the state’s Utilities Commissions to provide solar leases, though only one lessor, Eagle Solar and Light along with its […]

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Training Success Spotlight: Students & Professionals Earn Their Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma to Strengthen Their Skills

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center offers both online and in-person educational workshops covering the technical and financial side of clean energy through its NABCEP registered Training Program. The program is a logical extension of NCCETC’s expertise in the clean energy industry and is designed to help individuals get the training and credentials they need […]

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The 50 States of Solar: States Eye Grid Access Fees, Time-Varying Rates, and Storage in Net Metering Successor Tariff Design During 2021

Raleigh, NC – (January 26, 2022) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its 2021 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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Year in Review: 2021 NCCETC Project & Program Highlights

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) had a busy year in 2021 keeping up with the rapidly growing clean energy industry. Center staff worked diligently to support and partner with other companies and organizations to promote the development and adoption of clean energy technologies.  Catch up with a synopsis of program and project […]

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Fayetteville PWC Community Solar+Storage Farm Becomes Fully Subscribed

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission became the first public power utility in North Carolina to install a community solar farm in conjunction with battery storage in September 2019. Two years later in September 2021, the last 234 reserved panels were issued to 26 eligible customers as part of the CARES Act-funded Solar Access for Low […]

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The State of the Green Mobility Industry in the Southeast: Market Trends and Policies Driving Transportation Electrification

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) recently published The State of the Green Mobility Industry in the Southeastern United States, a market study commissioned by the Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C. to gain an understanding of the current state of the industry for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure and their related supply chain, […]

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Local NC Seafood Company Awarded REAP Grant to Fund Energy-Efficiency Improvements

Local North Carolina seafood distributor Atlantic Seafood Company was recently awarded a $106,100 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2021 Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which provides grants and/or loan guarantees to rural small businesses and agricultural producers for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements.  Atlantic Seafood Company is constructing a new […]

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Streamline Solar Policies & Practices with NC Clean Tech Center Sustainability Services to become SolSmart Designated

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is excited to be a part of the Department of Energy’s latest challenge to get 60 more communities to improve their solar practices and get recognized through the SolSmart program by March 2022. Applicant communities can receive a national designation of Gold, Silver or Bronze based on […]

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