Tag Archives: solar energy

SolarFest 2022

Save the date! SolarFest marks the anniversary of C4EE. Come celebrate another year of renewable energy education with us! This years topics will include Solar Industry Trends, Renewable Energy & Energy Independence, the C4EE Weather Station, and Workforce in Solar. Stay tuned for more updates. Visit C4EE’s website to learn more and find recent updates by […]

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Achieving Resilience Benefits Through Utility Solar + Storage Deployment & Community Solar Access in Low-Income Communities

Staff at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) are currently working on two projects focused on community solar access and achieving resilience benefits for low and moderate-income communities through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds distributed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). The two ARPA funded projects the NCCETC […]

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Tips for Financing A Successful & Sustainable Residential Solar Photovoltaic System

Across the United States, more and more homeowners are taking advantage of solar energy to power their lives. The cost of installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels has fallen, and now millions of Americans have the opportunity to reduce their electric bills and more affordably invest in generating their own clean energy.  Purchasing a solar PV […]

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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Floats Innovative Idea for a Floating Solar+Storage System

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at NC State University is working with the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher to evaluate the feasibility of an innovative solar plus energy storage installation to improve both the sustainability and the resiliency of the aquarium. The proposed design concept has a unique feature: the solar installation […]

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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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