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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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Energy Storage Study Final Report Released

The final Energy Storage Options for North Carolina report has been released. In response to House Bill 589, NC State researchers, including the NC Clean Energy Technology Center, began a study of energy storage technologies late last year to address how energy storage can provide value to North Carolina consumers based on factors such as capital […]

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Governor Cooper Commits to Clean Energy Economy for NC

On Monday at SAS Institute’s solar farms in Cary, NC, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 80, which calls for the State of North Carolina to protect North Carolina’s environment while growing clean energy technologies. Order No. 80 affirms North Carolina’s commitment to reducing statewide greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 2005 levels by 2025, […]

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2018 World Energy Engineering Congress

The World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) is the largest energy conference and technology expo held in the U.S. specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users. It brings together the top experts in all areas of the field to help you set a clear, optimum path to energy efficiency, facility optimization and sustainability. Learn more […]

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From the Director – What we learned from Solar Power International

From the Director: In late September 2018, several of us from NCCETC were fortunate to be able to attend the joint Solar Power International (SPI) / Energy Storage International (ESI) conference in Anaheim, Cali. – the largest solar industry event and one of the largest storage industry events of the year. For me, personally, it […]

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2018 Energy Exchange & Better Buildings Summit

For 2018, the Department of Energy is bringing together the Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio August 21st-23rd, creating the largest and most exciting DOE training, trade show, and peer event of the year. Thought leaders from the federal, private, education, and state and local government sectors will convene to accelerate the […]

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Energy Storage Study team discusses what they’ve learned at second stakeholder meeting

The second North Carolina Energy Storage Study Stakeholder Input Meeting was held on June 27 at NC State University. In response to House Bill 589, NC State researchers, including NCCETC, began a study of energy storage technologies late last year to address how energy storage can provide value to North Carolina consumers based on factors […]

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Powering Energy Efficiency Webinar

Supported by a financial assistance award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) Project, a team led by the Upper Coastal Plains Council of Governments (UCPCOG) is piloting a new Powering Energy Efficiency and Impacts Project Framework (PEEIF) initiative to enhance the efficiency of energy service delivery […]

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Solar Canada Annual Conference & Exposition

Provincial governments and consumers are focusing more on renewable energy in an effort to lower greenhouse gases and utilize more affordable sources of energy. This has created a tremendous opportunity for companies to expand their market presence in Canada. Solar Canada Conference & Exposition 2018 will provide a platform to connect with industry professionals and […]

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