Center Awarded Clean Energy Training Provider of the Year Award

Third Award Received for Training Programs in 2014


Las Vegas, October 22 – The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) was presented the Clean Energy Training Provider of the Year award by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) during Wednesday evenings 3i Forum at the Solar Power International conference in Las Vegas, NV.

The IREC 3i Award is a prestigious national award within the renewable energy industry that celebrates forward-thinking individuals, programs and institutions that display innovation, ingenuity and inspiration.

“With these awards we recognize innovative solutions to solving tough problems; we salute the ingenuity of those who think outside the box to advance the use of clean energy; and we thank those who inspire others to make a difference,” said IREC Board Chair David Warner.
This is the third award received by the Center’s Training Programs this year. In April, NCCETC received the local City of Raleigh Regional Sustainability Award for its decades-long efforts in developing the clean energy workforce that has helped make North Carolina one of the top states nationally in solar capacity. On October 1st, it received the NC Sustainable Energy Association’s Award for Community Leadership for its Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma Series program.

“The Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma Series program has been a leader in interdisciplinary and comprehensive renewable energy training for a decade,” said Steve Kalland, Executive Director of the NCCETC. “We’ve always known that as a Center, we have been the hub of quality continuing education in the nation. It feels good to be recognized not just by the City of Raleigh and our state peers at NCSEA, but by a national organization like IREC. We’ve worked hard for this.”

The Renewable Energy Technology Diploma Series is the flagship training program of the Center. It celebrates its 10th year anniversary this year.


About the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, as part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies. It serves as a resource for innovative, green energy technologies through technology demonstration, technical assistance, outreach and training. For more information about the Center visit: Twitter: @NCCleanTech