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NCCETC Working with SolSmart in Virginia to Bring Down ‘Soft Costs’ on Solar PV

Until the end of June of 2019, the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) will be working  with three Virginia communities – Fairfax County, James City County, and the Town of Blacksburg – as SolSmart  advisors to help bring down the “soft costs” on solar PV, including  permitting, planning, raising community awareness and other […]

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Town of Apex Changes Policies to Make Solar Installation More Feasible

North Carolina’s Town of Apex Mayor and Town Council recently eliminated barriers to solar photovoltaic (PV) system installations and implemented more solar-friendly policies, making the application, installation and use of solar more inexpensive, user-friendly and overall more feasible for Apex residents. “To establish Apex as a regional leader in renewable energy production, the Mayor and […]

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Technical and Economic Analysis of Rooftop Solar PV For New Hanover County Schools and Green Power of North Carolina

The Solar in Your Community (SIYC) Challenge is a U.S. Dept. of Energy initiative to support innovative and replicable community-based solar business models and programs that will bring solar to underserved communities (such as schools, non-profits and low-income households). Through the SIYC Challenge, the NC Clean Energy Technology Center has been contracted by Green Power […]

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Report Outlines Southeast Community Solar for Low Income Households Opportunities

Raleigh, N.C. – (April 5, 2018) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released The Community Solar Opportunities for Low to Moderate Income Households in the Southeast. The report is the result of a workshop, which brought together municipal and electric cooperative utilities, government, solar developers, low income and clean energy advocates to discuss ways […]

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The 50 States of Solar Report: 40 States and D.C. Took Action on Distributed Solar Policy and Rate Design During Q1 2018

Raleigh, NC – (April 25, 2018) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q1 2018 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, residential demand […]

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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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