Tag Archives: clean energy

Putting the Farm in Solar Farm: Managing Operations & Maintenance on Solar Sites by Grazing with Sheep

Solar farms require some specialized equipment and forage management to successfully graze with sheep. Join experienced solar graziers – Johnny Rogers of Rogers Cattle Company and NC State Amazing Grazing Coordinator and Lexie Hain, President of American Solar Grazing Association – as they discuss grazing techniques and explore equipment options for managing sheep on solar […]

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Department of Energy Releases New Tool Tracking Microgrid Installations in the United States

Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the release of a new, interactive tool tracking microgrids installed throughout the United States. A microgrid is a local grid with an independent source of energy capable of disconnecting or “islanding” from the utility grid. Microgrids improve resilience by allowing critical facilities to continue operating in […]

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Meet NCCETC’s Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency Team: The Energy Efficiency Experts for Clean Power Solutions

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (Center) recently welcomed two new members to our Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency (CPIE) team.  The CPIE team offers technical services in all aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency to support commercial and industrial facilities seeking to improve the efficiency of their operations through state-of-the-art technology and energy […]

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NCCETC’s Training Program Announces New Self-Paced Training Courses and In-Person Fall Course Calendar

The training program at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) offers online and in-person educational workshops that cover both the technical and financial side of the clean energy industry. For a busy professional, recent graduate or military veteran, our self-paced, online courses are a great resource to gain the training and credentials needed to […]

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2021 State Energy Virtual Conference Connects the Clean Energy Community in North Caorlina

Last week, hundreds of clean energy professionals joined the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) for the virtual 2021 State Energy Conference of North Carolina (SEC). SEC had over 30 sessions to choose from in six different tracks: Commercial & Industrial Buildings, Governmental & Institutional Buildings, Residential Homes, Renewable Energy, Grid Edge and Utilities & […]

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The 50 States of Grid Modernization Q1 2021: Grid Modernization Sees Busiest Quarter Yet, Driven by State Legislative Activity

Raleigh, NC – (April 28, 2021) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q1 2021 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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Women’s History Month: Powering a Clean Energy Future for All

STUDENTS SHAPING THE FUTURE “Diverse perspectives are really key in driving those more innovative and inclusive solutions during the clean energy transition,” said Martina Gonzalez Bertello, a senior at North Carolina State University (NC State) and President of the Student Energy Club. The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) sat down with Bertello for Women’s […]

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Duke Energy Combined Heat and Power System Powering the Tigers Pack on Clemson University’s Campus

Duke Energy’s Combined Heat and Power system increases Clemson’s grid resiliency, enabling islanding capacity while also creating unique opportunities for bold carbon-reduction studies. In 2019, a 15 megawatt (MW) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant owned and operated by Duke Energy went online on Clemson’s campus. This CHP system provides South Carolina’s Clemson University with […]

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The 50 States of Grid Modernization: Energy Storage and Utility Business Model Reforms Take Focus in 2020

Raleigh, NC – (February 3, 2021) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its 2020 annual review and Q4 2020 update 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, […]

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The 50 States of Solar: Net Metering Reforms Lead Solar Policy Activity in 2020

Raleigh, NC – (January 27, 2021) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its 2020 annual review and Q4 update 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 […]

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