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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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The 50 States of Solar Report: 47 States and DC Took 264 Distributed Solar Policy and Rate Design Actions During 2018

Raleigh, NC – (January 31, 2019) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its 2018 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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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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SolSmart Advisor Training in Washington, DC

Our Special Projects Manager Anne Tazewell and Policy Analyst David Sarkisian were in Washington, DC this week for SolSmart Advisor training! SolSmart is a national designation program recognizing cities, counties, and towns that foster the development of mature local solar markets. To help communities achieve designation, SolSmart provides no-cost technical assistance from a team of national experts who […]

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The 50 States of Solar: 45 States and D.C. Took Action on Distributed Solar Policy and Rate Design During Q3 2018

  Raleigh, NC – (October 24, 2018) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q3 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 […]

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Community Solar Implementation Guide and Model for Rural Electric Cooperatives and Municipal Utilities in the Southeast

  Raleigh, N.C. – (August 28, 2018) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released an Implementation Guide for Community Solar in the Southeast and a community solar Economic Modeling Tool as part of the Community Solar for the Southeast project. The Community Solar for the Southeast project is funded by the U.S. Department of […]

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Clean Energy Opportunity Diversity Project provides opportunities for underrepresented populations in eastern North Carolina

In 2017, African Americans made up 7 percent of the solar workforce nationally as compared to 13 percent of the overall African American workforce. This is a significantly larger gap than other people of color such as Asians and Hispanics. To address this issue and increase diversity in the clean energy arena in eastern North […]

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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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