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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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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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Francisco’s Solar Journey

  The Training Program for the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) has been delivering award-winning continuing education and workforce development trainings for the past 30 years. Participants are able to begin their careers as a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Photovoltaic Associate, continue their technical education with more advanced classes such […]

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