Tag Archives: community solar

Streamline Solar Policies & Practices with NC Clean Tech Center Sustainability Services to become SolSmart Designated

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is excited to be a part of the Department of Energy’s latest challenge to get 60 more communities to improve their solar practices and get recognized through the SolSmart program by March 2022. Applicant communities can receive a national designation of Gold, Silver or Bronze based on […]

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2021 Clean Energy Legislative Recap

With 2021 in its last quarter, clean energy has been at the forefront of state legislative action in the United States. So far, hundreds of clean energy related bills have already been enacted, and NC Clean Energy Technology Center’s Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) team hosted a webinar on September 16, […]

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CARES Act Funding for Community Solar Access

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is working on behalf of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to distribute funds from the federal CARES Act in order to provide community solar subscriptions to lower-income utility customers at four North Carolina municipal and cooperative utilities. This program, called Community Solar Access for Low […]

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Planning an Affordable, Resilient and Sustainable Grid in North Carolina

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) has partnered with New Hanover County (NHC) to conduct resiliency analyses of local facilities as part of the two-year project “Planning an Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable Grid in North Carolina” (PARSG).  PARSG is a joint project by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production […]

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Creating Solar-Plus-Storage Solutions for Local Cooperatives: Solar-Plus for Electric Co-ops Project Concludes

Last year, the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) partnered with Cliburn and Associates, LLC on the Solar-Plus for Electric Co-ops (SPECs) project to help optimize the procurement and operations of battery storage projects at local electric cooperatives.  The SPECs project is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) second round of the Solar […]

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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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Southeast Clean Power Summit 2019

EUCI’s 8th annual Clean Power Summit is the key event to learn about what’s happening and what the outlook is for renewable energy developments in the SE. It will feature utilities, project developers and industry experts discussing the most current information and what it’s likely to mean for stakeholders in the region. NCCETC’s Senior Policy Analyst […]

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Benefits and Barriers to Low Income Community Solar Workshop and More!

In December 2017, the NCCETC and the NC Justice Center hosted a half day workshop in Raleigh to tackle the unprecedented in the southeast: the potential for rural electric cooperatives (Coops) and/or municipal electric utilities (Munis)  to design community solar programs to serve low income residents in their service areas. The event brought together thirty […]

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