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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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The 50 States of Solar: States Eye Grid Access Fees, Time-Varying Rates, and Storage in Net Metering Successor Tariff Design During 2021

Raleigh, NC – (January 26, 2022) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its 2021 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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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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The 50 States of Solar: States Take Steps to Expand Community Solar Programs in Q3 2021

Raleigh, N.C. – (October 20, 2021) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q3 2021 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 charges, […]

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Solar and Energy Storage Southeast

Solar and Energy Storage Southeast brings together those that are doing business in the region, or would like to conduct more business in the region to discuss strategies, market trends in the southeast, policy updates that impact businesses, and numerous networking opportunities to make more connections. Highly regarded companies and organizations helped make #SolarSE 2019 […]

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2021 Clean Energy Legislative Recap

With 2021 in its last quarter, clean energy has been at the forefront of state legislative action in the United States. So far, hundreds of clean energy related bills have already been enacted, and NC Clean Energy Technology Center’s Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) team hosted a webinar on September 16, […]

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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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Studying the Symbiotic Relationship Between Solar Energy & Storage

Solar energy generation coupled with solar storage could change how our electrical grid uses renewable energy. Just last month, two studies were published exploring the potential solar-plus-storage has for both large-scale utilities and community-scale solar at local electric cooperatives. The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) partnered with Cliburn and Associates, LLC on the Solar-Plus […]

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Putting the Farm in Solar Farm: Managing Operations & Maintenance on Solar Sites by Grazing with Sheep

Solar farms require some specialized equipment and forage management to successfully graze with sheep. Join experienced solar graziers – Johnny Rogers of Rogers Cattle Company and NC State Amazing Grazing Coordinator and Lexie Hain, President of American Solar Grazing Association – as they discuss grazing techniques and explore equipment options for managing sheep on solar […]

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