Tag Archives: solar energy

19 Communities in the Carolinas Achieve SolSmart Designation & Are Ready To Go Solar

During the second day of the 2022 State Energy Conference of North Carolina, conference attendees came together to recognize new and existing SolSmart Communities across North and South Carolina who have worked to make it faster, easier and more affordable to go solar in their jurisdictions.  The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) served as […]

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Solar Equipment Leasing for Tax Exempt Organizations in North Carolina

Organizations in North Carolina can now lease solar photovoltaic equipment for a fixed cost per month from companies approved to offer leasing by the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC). There are currently nine companies approved by the state’s Utilities Commissions to provide solar leases, though only one lessor, Eagle Solar and Light along with its […]

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Year in Review: 2021 NCCETC Project & Program Highlights

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) had a busy year in 2021 keeping up with the rapidly growing clean energy industry. Center staff worked diligently to support and partner with other companies and organizations to promote the development and adoption of clean energy technologies.  Catch up with a synopsis of program and project […]

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Fayetteville PWC Community Solar+Storage Farm Becomes Fully Subscribed

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission became the first public power utility in North Carolina to install a community solar farm in conjunction with battery storage in September 2019. Two years later in September 2021, the last 234 reserved panels were issued to 26 eligible customers as part of the CARES Act-funded Solar Access for Low […]

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Local NC Seafood Company Awarded REAP Grant to Fund Energy-Efficiency Improvements

Local North Carolina seafood distributor Atlantic Seafood Company was recently awarded a $106,100 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2021 Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which provides grants and/or loan guarantees to rural small businesses and agricultural producers for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements.  Atlantic Seafood Company is constructing a new […]

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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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NCCETC Training Instructor Teaches Essential Tools for a Growing Clean Energy Workforce

The Training program at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) strives to provide comprehensive and up-to-date education for individuals to get the training and credentials they need to kick start their career in clean energy. Both companies and individuals can benefit from the training program’s high-quality classroom and hands-on learning covering the technical and […]

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NC Cleantech Center Studies Options for Utilities to Plan for Growth of Solar PV

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center is collaborating with the NC Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) on a project to analyze utility operating reserves to balance renewable solar photovoltaic (PV) generating facilities on the NC electric grid. The project aims to better understand the current needs for operating reserves due to solar PV grid […]

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NCCETC Joins Cliburn and Associates Team on a U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Innovation Program Project

The U.S. Department of Energy selected eight teams to participate in the second round of Solar Energy Innovation Network (SEIN), a program that supports multi-stakeholder teams pursuing new applications of solar energy and other distributed energy resources. The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is a partner of one of the newly selected teams – […]

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