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Solar in Small Communities: Case Study of Columbia, MO


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The NC Clean Energy Technology Center offers business, industry, government and utilities a suite of services aimed at optimizing sustainability and energy-related objectives.

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Institutional and Policy Landscape for Solar-Plus-Storage Deployment by Electric Cooperatives

One of the first steps in planning and procurement for local utility storage or solar-plus-storage is to check for contractual and policy barriers that could affect the proposed acquisition. Incentives and new opportunities may also be unearthed. To support this early-stage effort, the SPECs project produced a white paper, which examines three levels of policy as they apply to the co-op sector and to local co-ops in particular. These include 1) state and local policies, 2) federal policies and related regional policies, and 3) policies and conventions that stem from institutions in the co-op sector, especially the relationships and agreements between local co-ops and their wholesale generating and transmission (G&T) suppliers. The objective of this paper is to identify and discuss the various policy and institutional factors that are relevant to the electric cooperative sector, and especially to local, distribution-level electric cooperatives (co-ops) that may be interested in procuring energy storage.

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NCCETC Programs & Services Overview

Learn more about what services and programs the NC Clean Energy Technology Center offers.


NCCETC Annual Report 2020-21

NCCETC's July 2020 - June 2021 Annual Report featuring major projects and program highlights.


NCCETC 2021 Training Calendar

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center provides a range of training opportunities for those within the clean energy industry and those that are working to start. We offer technical, project-based, custom trainings and also various workshops on different topics.

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Community Solar Opportunities for Low to Moderate Income Households in the Southeast

This report was developed following a workshop held on December 11, 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina to explore the opportunities and barriers to making community solar available for low income households. The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center and the North Carolina Justice Center hosted Identifying Benefits, Barriers, and Solutions to Low-Income
Community Solar for Cooperative and Municipal Utilities in the Southeast, an in-person, half-day workshop with 38 attendees from 24 different organizations. The workshop participants represent a broad range of interests needed to address the challenges and opportunities for low to moderate income (LMI) community solar development in the Southeast.


The 50 States of Solar Q2 2020 Update: Executive Summary

A quarterly look at state legislative and regulatory actions related to distributed solar policy and rate design.


The 50 States of Grid Modernization Q2 2020 Update: Executive Summary

A quarterly look at state legislative and regulatory discussions and actions on grid modernization, utility business model and rate reforms, energy storage, microgrids and demand response.


The 50 States of Electric Vehicles Q2 2020 Update: Executive Summary

A quarterly look at state legislative and regulatory discussions and actions on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.


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