Tag Archives: CPIE

Studying the Symbiotic Relationship Between Solar Energy & Storage

Solar energy generation coupled with solar storage could change how our electrical grid uses renewable energy. Just last month, two studies were published exploring the potential solar-plus-storage has for both large-scale utilities and community-scale solar at local electric cooperatives. The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) partnered with Cliburn and Associates, LLC on the Solar-Plus […]

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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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Webinar: Bioenergy + Combined Heat & Power Benefits for Municipalities

Webinar: Bioenergy + Combined Heat & Power Benefits for Municipalities June 17, 1-2:10 p.m. EDT As more and more cities realize the need for resilience at critical water and wastewater system facilities and others sign on to renewable energy commitments or carbon reduction goals, the need for creative energy solutions becomes increasingly important. Luckily, municipalities […]

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Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles & EV Charging Study for Fayetteville Public Works Commission to Help Inform Future Direction

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) staff lended their clean energy expertise in transportation, policy and power to help contribute to  an Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles (EVs) and EV Charging Study for Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC). The study provides information about energy storage applications and services, electric vehicle options and trends, including electric […]

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Get to know the Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency (CPIE) team at NCCETC

This month, we are covering the Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency (CPIE) team at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC). The CPIE team works to reduce energy intensity by identifying energy efficiency improvements, as well as clean power solutions, such as combined heat and power (CHP), district energy and waste heat recovery applications. The […]

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Celebrity Dairy receives REAP grant for solar array

In 2018, Celebrity Dairy Farm in Siler City, NC, requested services from the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) to perform an energy audit and preliminary solar photovoltaic assessment under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant. The farm will soon be home to a new ground-mount 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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­­Duke Energy Combined Heat and Power System Currently Under Construction

Clemson University to increase energy reliability with islanding capability, self-healing smart grid A new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant owned and operated by Duke Energy will generate 15 megawatts (MW) of electricity as early as November 2019. The system will provide South Carolina’s Clemson University with steam, and allow the university to island from […]

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2019 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit

The 2019 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit is an opportunity for industry professionals and partners to explore emerging technologies and share innovative strategies in energy and water efficiency. The conference will be two days of interactive sessions and peer networking with industry experts and market leaders.

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