RALEIGH, N.C. (March 3, 2015) – Established in 1995, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) is the most comprehensive source of information related to policies and incentives that support the nation’s use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the DSIRE database and website implemented multiple enhancements during the past year. Today, the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center is launching a new and improved DSIRE website. In addition to the informative and timely policy summaries that our nearly 200,000 monthly users have come to rely on, the website now features new tools and resources to make our research even more accessible and useful:
• Find relevant policies and incentives by entering a ZIP code.
• Sort through nearly 2,800 active policies and incentives by applying various filters to search results.
• Access machine-readable, quantitative incentive data for all renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
• Build our open data into your websites and tools with our Application Program Interface (API).
• Build policy maps in real-time based on the current policy and incentive data in the database.
• Subscribe to specific policies and incentives to know when and how they have changed.
These enhancements contribute to Federal open data initiatives. The federal government views open data as an important national asset to fuel entrepreneurship, innovation, scientific discovery, and economic growth. The new DSIRE API and open data will support private sector entrepreneurs, technologists, and innovators to build new tools, services, and infrastructure that advance a clean energy economy.
Click here to join us on March 12 at 2:00 PM EST to learn more about DSIRE and see a live demonstration of the new website.
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 N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, visit: http://www.nccleantech.ncsu.edu. Twitter: @NCCleanTech
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