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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Solar Energy Industry Jobs

As the solar energy industry continues to grow in the world, the United States and North Carolina, the prospect of finding a solar energy job is becoming more and more feasible. There are currently 11 million renewable energy jobs in the world. About 4.5 million of those jobs are in solar, and more than 240,000 […]

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Certificate in Renewable Energy Management (CREM) Past Projects; Register Now for Next Training July 9

Check out a few Certificate in Renewable Energy Management (CREM) training projects from 2018 and earlier this year, and join us for the last CREM session of 2019 from July 9 through August 16! The CREM training program is for those interested in learning about renewable energy project management and what it takes to make a […]

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NCCETC Training Graduate Learns, Teaches and Lives Renewable Energy

One of NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC)’s training graduates, Ken Clifton, doesn’t just learn about renewable energy – he lives it every day. Clifton, who completed the Renewable Energy Technology Diploma Series at  NCCETC by taking REPV: Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Design and Installation, REPVA: Advanced, and CREM: Certificate in Renewable Energy Management, is a […]

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NCCETC’s Proposed Energy That Works Series Awarded by NC State University’s Sustainability Fund Project

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC)’s new Energy That Works Series – a project created and proposed for the North Carolina State University Sustainability Fund to generate new connections and learning at NC State University – was recently accepted and awarded $10,716. The Energy That Works series will impact students, staff and faculty on […]

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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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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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Clean Energy Opportunity Diversity Project provides opportunities for underrepresented populations in eastern North Carolina

In 2017, African Americans made up 7 percent of the solar workforce nationally as compared to 13 percent of the overall African American workforce. This is a significantly larger gap than other people of color such as Asians and Hispanics. To address this issue and increase diversity in the clean energy arena in eastern North […]

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