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Good Jobs Challenge Funding to Build Clean Energy Workforce Training Program in North Carolina

In August 2022, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper joined U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo to announce that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $23.7 million American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge grant to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) to create STEPs4GROWTH, a clean energy […]

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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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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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Customized Clean Energy Technology Training Services for First Responders

The Training program at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) seeks to help individuals get the training and credentials they need to launch their clean energy careers and support professionals seeking to integrate clean energy into their day-to-day work. Achieving a sustainable energy economy can only be built from an engaged, highly-skilled workforce across […]

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Students Graduate from Solar Spring Break Training

Earlier this month, eight students spent their spring break learning how to install a solar photovoltaic system on a mock roof. The Solar Spring Break Training, March 9-13, was a part of the Energy That Works series at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC). Through funding from the NC State Student Sustainability Fund, the […]

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Training Courses Offered Online Through August

In accordance with NC State University’s recent policies in response to the spread and potential impacts of COVID-19, all of NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC)’s in-person training classes though August 2020 will now be held digitally via live stream in an online classroom. REPV: Fundamentals of PV Design & Installation April 6-10, 2020 Still […]

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NCCETC Training Student Cristian Castillo Finds Passion, Purpose in Solar Energy

  When you talk about solar energy to one of the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC)’s training students, Cristian Castillo, his passion for it is palpable. Castillo, who has worked on around 80 solar sites for the past six years, talks about all of his solar jobs like he’s doing them for the first […]

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ReBuild Communities Teams Up with NCCETC for REPV: Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Design and Installation Training

The solar energy industry is on the rise, and a local non-profit initiative is seizing the opportunity to be a part of it. From July 8-12, the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) held an REPV: Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Design and Installation training for ReBuild Communities NC through a Rural Business Development Grant, which the […]

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NCCETC Student Becomes NCCETC Solar Trainer

Student of Train the Trainer Solar Course in 2010 teaches PV fundamentals and installation in March 2019 One of NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC)’s students from a Train the Trainer course offered in 2010 recently finished teaching a NCCETC training course himself. Gene Wilson, who has been an instructor at Greenville Technical College since […]

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