Duke Energy Electrifies Fleet with Viatec SmartPTO Funded by Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project

Duke Energy recently introduced Viatec SmartPTO electric power takeoff units for its bucket truck fleet. The new units allow crews to turn off the diesel engine and rely on electricity when operating the lift – saving on fuel and maintenance costs, extending the life of the trucks, and reducing emissions. The SmartPTO units were funded […]

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Celebrity Dairy receives REAP grant for solar array

In 2018, Celebrity Dairy Farm in Siler City, NC, requested services from the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) to perform an energy audit and preliminary solar photovoltaic assessment under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant. The farm will soon be home to a new ground-mount solar […]

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The 50 States of Electric Vehicles: States Consider a Variety of Utility-Led Transportation Electrification Initiatives in Q3 2019

Raleigh, NC – (November 6, 2019) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q3 2019 update edition of The 50 States of Electric Vehicles. The quarterly series provides insights on state regulatory and legislative discussions and actions on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. The report finds that 40 states and the District of […]

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The 50 States of Grid Modernization: Energy Storage and Rate Design Activity Front and Center in Q3 2019

Raleigh, NC – (October 30, 2019) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q3 2019 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, and demand response. The report […]

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University Energy Institute Summit Connects Academic Leaders Around the Country

More than 100 leaders from 67 academic energy institutes and centers met at the inaugural University Energy Institute Leadership Summit on September 25 and 26 in Pittsburgh, PA. The objective of the Summit was to explore the possibility of creating a network of national energy institutes, and how that organization would advance efforts in energy […]

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Fayetteville Public Works Commission’s Community Solar Farm the First Municipal Community Solar Farm in North Carolina

Surrounded by 3,400 solar panels, a crowd gathered on Oct. 23 for Fayetteville Public Works Commission’s unveiling of its brand new community solar farm at the Butler-Warner Generation Plant in Fayetteville, NC. “This is a very special day, and a very special place for us,” said David Trego, Fayetteville PWC CEO/General Manager, before the ribbon […]

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The 50 States of Solar: Net Metering Reforms Dominate State Policy Activity in Q3 2019

Raleigh, N.C. – (October 23, 2019) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q3 2019 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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Potential Impacts of Alternative Fuel Vehicles on Transportation Revenue in North Carolina report

Earlier this year, the North Carolina legislature considered enacting higher fees for electric vehicle drivers in the state. The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) was asked by the UNC Collaboratory to conduct a quantitative analysis and prepare a report on the Potential Impacts of Alternative Fuel Vehicles on Transportation Revenue in North Carolina. The […]

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Clean Transportation Demonstration Days

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center, Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition and Triangle J Council of Governments had two Clean Transportation Demonstration Days – one on Oct. 8 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC, and the second on Oct. 9 at the NC Highway Patrol Training Academy in Garner, NC. Clean Transportation Demonstration Days support North Carolina Governor […]

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“Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest Winners Share Their Story

In the third year of North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC)’s “Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest, students in North Carolina from kindergarten through college submitted their artwork for a chance to be featured on billboards across the state. Students were asked to create art focused on actions that people can take to […]

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