Archive for 2013

Clean Transportation Public Education Campaign Launched

Posted on: December 19th, 2013 by shannonhelm No Comments

 

For Immediate Release

December 18th, 2013

 

Program aims to reduce transportation related emissions

 

Raleigh, N.C. – Seven  billboard designs  were unveiled on December 18th  as part of   a two year educational campaign that will include a minimum of 130 outdoor advertising displays to be placed in the 24 North Carolina counties with air pollution concerns  related to  national ambient air quality standards. The N.C. Solar Center, working with the N.C. Outdoor Advertising Association, is conducting the campaign to raise awareness about opportunities to decrease transportation related emissions through alternative fuels, efficiency and conservation.  N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata was a featured speaker along with Representative Nelson Dollar and Senator Josh Stein at the event.
North Carolinians with diabetes, cardio-vascular and lung disease, along with the young and old are especially sensitive to the effects of poor air quality.  Alternative fuels and smart travel options, including bicycle and pedestrian opportunities are transportation technology solutions that reduce emissions and support fuel conservation and diversity. They can also help save drivers money. “Public awareness and education are essential to our efforts to reduce transportation-related emissions across the state,” said Tata. “This billboard campaign helps reach motorists while they are actually driving to encourage them to take steps toward implementing clean transportation.”

The N.C. Solar Center at N.C. State University, with support from the N.C. Department of Transportation and partners, is organizing the public education media campaign that includes outdoor advertising and other print and electronic media as part of the $6.2 M Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project. CFAT is focused on reducing transportation related emissions in NC counties that do not meet national air quality standards. The three year project covers education/outreach, sub-award funding to purchase clean transportation technology, and recognition of exemplary activities.

Click here to learn more and review all the billboard designs.

 

About the NC Solar Center

The North Carolina Solar Center, as part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies. It serves as a resource for innovative, green energy technologies through technology demonstration, technical assistance, outreach and training. For more information about the N.C. Solar Center visit: http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu.  Twitter: @NCSolarCenter

 

 

 

 Media Contact: Shannon Helm, N.C. Solar Center, 919-423-8340shannon_helm@ncsu.edu

Project Contact: Anne Tazewell, N.C. Solar Center, 919-513-7831anne_tazewell@ncsu.edu

N.C. Solar Center Receives SRCC Approval as Solar Thermal Collector Test Lab

Posted on: December 4th, 2013 by shannon No Comments
Becomes the fifth lab in the United States

 

Raleigh, N.C. – The Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) approved the N.C. Solar Center Test Lab to perform testing of solar thermal collectors (aka solar hot water panels) for SRCC OG-100 certification, making it just the fifth such lab in the United States. This collector certification is the market standard and is required for a residential solar hot water system to be eligible to receive the federal 30 percent renewable energy tax credit. Recently, the test lab also received ISO 17025 accreditation from A2LA, which is a quality standard for testing laboratories (similar to ISO 9000, but for testing and calibration laboratories). The accredited testing includes a series of quality and performance tests, such as a pressure test, an impact test and an efficiency test. The lab is now accepting requests from manufacturers for this accredited testing.

In addition to the accredited testing of flat plate and evacuated tube solar thermal collectors, the lab also offers a wide range of custom testing of solar thermal, as well as photovoltaic technologies. Such testing is useful to firms developing new technologies that need trusted independent performance data, or large solar purchasers looking to validate the performance and quality of a product they are considering purchasing. The lab’s capabilities range from low temperature solar air heating panels, to high temperature concentrating solar, and to field performance of photovoltaic modules and inverters. N.C. Solar Center engineers perform the testing; however the lab does offer N.C. State students opportunities to support testing and the development of new testing capabilities, such as a current mechanical engineering graduate student working to develop solar tank and heat exchanger test systems.

The N.C. Solar Center is within the College of Engineering at N.C. State University, and has performed solar product testing since the 1990’s; however this is the first time it has applied for ISO 17025 accreditation or SRCC approval. The motivation to become accredited, which required a major laboratory overhaul, came from a significant testing backlog that occurred due to expanded federal tax credits for solar, and the ensuing influx of new collectors in the U.S. market that needed testing and certification to be eligible for the tax credits. That backlog has since dissipated, but the need for testing of solar thermal collectors to verify performance and quality remains. A Green Business Fund grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce made the development of the lab possible, but required additional investment from the Center to complete the lab upgrades.

The N.C. Solar Center Test lab may be reached at solarcentertestlab@ncsu.edu or 919-513-0418. More information is available at go.ncsu.edu/solartesting.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

About the North Carolina Solar Center

The North Carolina Solar Center, as part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies. It serves as a resource for innovative, green energy technologies through technology demonstration, technical assistance, outreach and training. For more information about the N.C. Solar Center visit: http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu.  Twitter: @NCSolarCenter

 

Media Contact: Shannon Helm, N.C. Solar Center, 919-423-8340, shannon_helm@ncsu.edu

North Carolina Solar Center Announces “Solarize Raleigh” Project

Posted on: November 20th, 2013 by shannon No Comments

 

Raleigh, N.C. – Following its endorsement by the Raleigh City Council, the North Carolina Solar Center at N.C. State University, is pleased to announce that it has received approval from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop and execute “Solarize Raleigh,” a solar group purchase program for the City of Raleigh.

The N.C. Solar Center has received funding for Solarize Raleigh through its ongoing efforts as a partner in the Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership (SolarOPs), a 5-year, $10 million research and outreach grant spread across nearly a dozen partner organizations that began in 2010. Solarize programs, which have been successful in Boston, Portland and Asheville, help residents to “go solar” by tapping into volume discounts associated with purchasing solar as a member of a large group.

“Solar group purchasing programs make solar energy more affordable for everyone without any additional government or utility incentives beyond what already exists today,” said Steve Kalland, executive director of the N.C. Solar Center. “These programs are a clear win-win for cities in North Carolina and around the country, and we applaud the City of Raleigh for continuing its strong tradition of leadership in municipal sustainability by entering into this partnership.”

In the weeks and months to come, the N.C. Solar Center will select a solar PV installation company that can offer volume discounts on solar, and collaborate with the City of Raleigh and other key partners in marketing the program to Raleigh citizens. The Center will also host the website for Solarize Raleigh, which will be available before the end of 2013.

For more information about the program or about participation in the program as an installer or a customer, please contact Jim Kennerly of the N.C. Solar Center (jdkenne2@ncsu.edu) or Robert Hinson of the City of Raleigh (Robert.Hinson@raleighnc.gov).

For more information about the Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, please visit www.solaroutreach.org.

 

About the North Carolina Solar Center

The North Carolina Solar Center, as part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies. It serves as a resource for innovative, green energy technologies through technology demonstration, technical assistance, outreach and training. For more information about the N.C. Solar Center visit: http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu.  Twitter: @NCSolarCenter

 

Media Contact: Shannon Helm, N.C. Solar Center, 919-423-8340, shannon_helm@ncsu.edu

 

Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project Funding Announced

Posted on: November 14th, 2013 by shannon No Comments
Over $1,700,000 awarded for transportation-related emission reductions

 

Raleigh, N.C. – The N.C. Solar Center at N.C. State University has announced the results of its 2013 call for projects under the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project. This $6.2 million initiative is supported through federal funding from the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT).  The N.C. Solar Center anticipates conducting another request for proposal process in early 2014.

Over 30 technology project proposals, requesting over $3.75 million, were submitted to the N.C. Solar Center for consideration. With this announcement, over $1.725 million in federal funding is being awarded for eighteen projects to a variety of public and private organizations. The diverse range of awards include seven projects that involve electric vehicle charging stations, four compressed natural gas (CNG) and four propane (LPG) projects, two projects involving on-board vehicle idle reduction and telematics technology,  one project with three biodiesel refueling infrastructure sites, and a clean diesel locomotive project. In all, over 275 vehicles will be outfitted with alternative fuel or advanced technology for fuel savings and reduced emissions, and 21 electric vehicle recharging stations will be installed along with six alternative fuel refueling stations including stations dispensing biodiesel, CNG, and LPG. Taken as a whole, the projects will remove nearly 60 metric tons of pollutants annually from the air in counties not meeting air quality standards.

This is the fourth round of DOT funding available through the CFAT project. From 2006-2012 nearly $2.2 million was distributed for 47 projects to a variety of entities. The CFAT project, funded by federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funds, operates in counties that do not meet National Ambient Air Quality Standards. More than half of North Carolinians live in counties that have unhealthy air, and transportation related emissions are a primary contributor to the state’s air quality problem.

Funding assistance will be allocated in the form of a reimbursement, which can cover up to 80% of the project cost. “We are pleased that the eighteen awardees are collectively providing almost 60% of total project costs, thereby helping stretch federal dollars to provide more air quality benefits,”  said Anne Tazewell, Transportation Program Manager at the N.C. Solar Center. The projects will reduce transportation-related emissions within 15 of the 24 eligible NC counties. For education and outreach regarding alternative fuel and fuel conservation technologies and policies, the N.C. Solar Center has partnered with Triangle J, Centralina, Upper Coastal Plain and Kerr-Tar Councils of Governments, and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council. 

A full list of awardees can be found by clicking here.

 

About the N.C. Solar Center

The North Carolina Solar Center, as part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies. It serves as a resource for innovative, green energy technologies through technology demonstration, technical assistance, outreach and training. For more information about the N.C. Solar Center visit: http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu.  Twitter: @NCSolarCenter

 

Media Contact: Shannon Helm, N.C. Solar Center, 919-423-8340, shannon_helm@ncsu.edu

Webinar on “Solarize Asheville” & the Potential for Solarize Programs in NC

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by shannon No Comments

 

Are you interested in learning more about low- or no-cost ways to encourage solar development in your community?

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, ICLEI USA and the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) will host a webinar tailored for municipalities in North Carolina on Solarize programs on November 20, 2013. Solarize programs are designed to help a large group of customers band together to demand discounts on solar PV systems.

This webinar will present a case study on how Asheville is currently creating its own Solarize program and provide an open dialogue discussing how other cities can implement their own Solarize campaigns. Those involved in the implementation of the Asheville Solarize program will be available for questions and answers.

Staff from the NC Solar Center, a SolarOPs partner organization, will also be on the call to discuss the potential for additional Solarize technical assistance opportunities in North Carolina.

 

Solar Programs: North Carolina
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

 

Registration Link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/118610318

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Making Energy Work Annual Conference Draws Experts to Raleigh

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by shannon No Comments

Conference to explore the accelerating evolution of clean energy markets and policy

RALEIGH, N.C.This year the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association’s annual conference, Making, will draw attendees from across the state, the region and the country to the Raleigh Convention Center on November 5th and 6th, 2013 to provide insight into the latest information, solutions and technologies impacting renewable energy and energy efficiency. Participants at the conference include a diverse collection of public and private sector energy leaders fueling the success of North Carolina’s clean energy economy. Featured speakers include Sharon Allred Decker, Secretary of the NC Department of Commerce; John Skvarla, Secretary of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Dr. Branko Terzic, Executive Director of the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions; Paul Newton, President of Duke Energy’s utility operations in North Carolina; and Michael Terrell, Senior Policy Counsel for Energy and Sustainability at Google among others. The conference is intended to provide a forum within which experts and interested parties can join together to explore the most pressing energy needs and opportunities of the day. Given the substantial growth and change that has marked the clean energy sector this past year and which will continue into the years to come, the theme of Making Energy Work 2013 is “Welcome to the Evolution.”

What:              NC Sustainable Energy Association’s Making Energy Work 2013 annual conference

When:             Tuesday November 5, 2013 – Wednesday November 6, 2013
Full agenda with times available on the conference website

Where:            Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Who:               The NC Sustainable Energy Association and representatives from clean energy businesses, utilities, law firms, banks and investment firms, renewable energy and energy efficiency advocates, economic development organizations, and state and local government officials
For more information about this event including a list of speakers, please visit the Making Energy Work conference website.

 

The NC Solar Center is a proud sponsor of the Making Energy Work conference! Please visit out booth #30 while at the event. Our staff will also be attending the event to stay up-to-date on the latest in North Carolina’s clean energy industry.

 

Southeast CHP Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP) Launched at NC Solar Center / NC State University

Posted on: October 29th, 2013 by shannon No Comments

Regional partnership will provide technical assistance on CHP for end-users and other stakeholders, including communities

Raleigh, NC – This week, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the launch of seven regional Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships  (CHP TAPs) to support businesses and communities in understanding the benefits of developing CHP. The CHP TAPs support DOE in leading the regional and state deployment of CHP technologies to address “a number of our national priorities including improving the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing, increasing energy efficiency, reducing emissions, enhancing our energy infrastructure, improving energy security and growing our economy.” [1]One of these regional partnerships, the Southeast CHP Technical Assistance Partnership, is located at the North Carolina Solar Center at NC State University.  The Southeast CHP TAP will offer information on best practices for CHP project financing, management and state policies, market analysis tools and resources and technical site evaluations.

CHP is a significant resource that many industries and institutions in the Southeast U.S. already use to efficiently generate onsite power and thermal energy.  By lowering energy consumption and improving the bottom line, CHP strengthens manufacturing competitiveness while reducing harmful emissions.

CHP technologies can also help strengthen energy infrastructure by providing sites and communities the capability to maintain power during severe weather events.  Several sites in the Southeast in the hospital sector, including Shands Cancer Hospital in Gainesville, Florida and Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, have CHP systems that have helped them continue their services during hurricane events, including Hurricane Katrina.

Recognizing the value of CHP, President Obama issued an Executive Order in 2012, establishing a national goal of developing 40 gigawatts of new CHP capacity by 2020 – a 50 percent increase from what is installed today.  The Southeast CHP TAP is supporting this national goal.

The Southeast U.S. has a significant amount of potential CHP to be developed, and the Southeast CHP TAP’s services are directed at identifying cost-effective CHP installations and assisting in developing the market for them.   The Southeast region covers the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
For further information on the Southeast CHP TAP, visit www.southeastCHPTAP.org.

 

See Additional information on the Energy Department’s broader efforts on CHP at www.energy.gov/articles/fact-sheet-energy-department-actions-deploy-combined-heat-and-power-boost-industrial

 

Contact:

Shannon Helm, 919-423-8340, slhelm@ncsu.edu

Isaac Panzarella, 919-515-0354, ipanzarella@ncsu.edu


[1] Combined Heat and Power: A Clean Energy Solution. August 2012. US DOE and US EPA.

Industry Experts, Local Officials Conclude Input on Guidance for Solar Projects

Posted on: October 29th, 2013 by shannon No Comments

 

Final Working Group meeting clears the path for production of a template solar ordinance

 

RALEIGH – The NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) and the NC Solar Center hosted a final working group meeting on October 28, 2013 that was part of a months-long process to guide the creation of a template ordinance for solar energy projects. The template ordinance addresses some of the most common considerations that arise in the permitting of solar energy facilities. It is intended to offer a path that could facilitate solar project development for companies and landowners while simultaneously creating a framework for local governments to ensure the safeguarding of local values and interests.

At the final working group meeting solar industry representatives, legal experts, developers, local and state government officials and other stakeholders sought ways to address and incorporate the latest comments received on the template ordinance draft. Some of those comments came out of the fifth and final regional public forum that NCSEA and the Solar Center held in Charlotte, NC on October 18, 2013 to spur discussion on the topic and solicit feedback on the current draft. Through the public forums and the working group sessions, NCSEA and the Solar Center encouraged participants to identify and put forward information on solar project permitting and development that can serve as useful guidance for parties dealing with these issues, but they stopped short of proposing that the resulting template ordinance be taken as a prescriptive approach.

“The template is solely a guideline for local governments that wish to design a solar ordinance and need a model that is uniquely relevant to the state,” said Michael Fucci, Regulatory and Market Analyst for NCSEA. “The industry is assisted because companies could rely on the template in jurisdictions where a lack of understanding of how to regulate solar development could otherwise create a significant barrier to entry.

“Even before the draft template has been completed we have already seen demand for it from cities and counties developing their own solar ordinances,” noted Tommy Cleveland, Renewable Energy Project Coordinator for the NC Solar Center. “This is an early indication of the demand for a model ordinance. We hope and expect that there will be significant use of this first-of-its kind template in NC, and perhaps also in surrounding states, once the final version is published.”

The final version is expected to be published before the end of the year.

 

About the North Carolina Solar Center:
The North Carolina Solar Center, as part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies. It serves as a resource for innovative, green energy technologies through technology demonstration, technical assistance, outreach and training. For more information visit: http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu. Twitter: @NCSolarCenter

 

About the NC Sustainable Energy Association:
Founded in 1978, the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization of individuals, businesses, government and non-profits working to ensure a sustainable future by promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in North Carolina through education, public policy and economic development. Learn more at www.energync.org

 

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For Immediate Release – October 29, 2013
Contact: Lowell Sachs, lowell@energync.org, 919-832-7601 Ext.117
Shannon Helm, Shannon_helm@ncsu.edu, 919-423-8340

Mobile CARE Awards Recognize Transportation Emission Reduction Efforts in North Carolina

Posted on: October 16th, 2013 by shannon No Comments

 

Raleigh, N.C. – The seventh annual North Carolina Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy (CARE) awards were announced this week as part of the North Carolina Solar Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration held at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center in Raleigh, NC. The Mobile CARE awards recognize transportation emission reduction efforts that are advancing alternative fuel and transportation technology activities in North Carolina.

The Mobile CARE awards are part of a $6.2 million, three-year Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) project lead by the N.C. Solar Center at N.C. State University with federal funding provided by the N.C. Department of Transportation. The project focuses on three activities: education and outreach, emission reducing sub-awards and recognition of exemplary efforts. A panel of judges representing the N.C. Department of Transportation, State Energy Office and The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Division of Air Quality reviewed two dozen nominations to select the five 2013 award winners.

Candidates were sought in four main categories: Individual, Fleet, Technology or Fuel Provider and Policy or Organization. This year the judges selected two individuals Rich Cregar and Bill Eaker for their considerable commitment to and experience with alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technology education and outreach. Frito-Lay is a company that is exemplifying the success of implementing compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles into a large private fleet. Crucial to Frito-Lay’s national plan to implement CNG vehicles in their distribution fleet has been their Charlotte distribution center under the direction of Ronnie Kidd. This center currently operates 10 Freightliner CNG trucks with plans on doubling this by the end of the year. Mecklenburg County’s AeroGRADE project focuses on the reduction of emissions through repower and replacement of diesel engines on ground support equipment at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. AeroGRADE has worked with U.S. Airways, Inc. and Piedmont Airways, Inc. to fund the upgrades and replacements for 66 ground support equipment projects, include zero emission electric equipment. Mainor Legacy Ventures was awarded in the technology/fuel provider category for bringing cleaner burning renewable based fueling opportunities to rural North Carolina. In 2011, Mainor opened Magnolia Marketplace, a full service fueling station and restaurant located off I-40 in Duplin County.  This is the only fueling station in this area to sell E85.

Learn more about the NC Mobile CARE awards visit: www.ncsc.ncsu.edu

 

CONTACT:

Shannon Helm, N.C. Solar Center, 919-423-8340, shannon_helm@ncsu.edu

Anne Tazewell, N.C. Solar Center, 919-513-7831, anne_tazewell@ncsu.edu

 

About the North Carolina Solar Center

 

Created in 1988, the North Carolina Solar Center, as part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU), works closely with state and local government and the renewable energy industry. It manages and maintains the NCSU Solar House and serves as a resource for innovative, green energy technologies through research and demonstration, technical assistance, education, outreach and training. It also administers the Database of Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE), a resource providing financial incentives and policies. For more information please visit: http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu.

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Forum for the Development of a Template Solar Ordinance for North Carolina – Charlotte 10/18

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013 by shannon No Comments


(Presented jointly by the
NC Sustainable Energy Association & NC Solar Center)


Friday, October 18, 2013 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Central Piedmont Community College
Harris Conference Center
3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208

 

Join the NC Sustainable Energy Association and the NC Solar Center at our upcoming Template Solar Ordinance Forum in Charlotte on October 18th. Sponsored by the CPCC Center for Sustainability, this is the fifth and final forum to gather input on drafting a template solar ordinance for local communities. The event engages attendees from government, the solar industry, non-profits, and the general public in a dynamic and constructive exchange concerning the solar development process and yields insightful comments that will help to inform the drafting of the template ordinance.

North Carolina has experienced dynamic growth in solar photovoltaic system development; much of it in rural areas of North Carolina where jobs have been created and tax bases have grown. Still, there is limited education for the general public, land owners, and local governments on facilitating this type of development in a way that harmonizes with local needs. Though some towns and counties have already passed solar ordinances to provide a useful guide for the development of solar projects, many others have not. This forum series offers a chance for local education and discussion on solar development, as well as an opportunity for all stakeholders to provide input to the drafting of the template solar ordinance for North Carolina. The template solar ordinance will be available this fall at which time it can be adopted in full by counties and municipalities across the state, or it can be adapted to fit the particular needs of an area. We encourage your attendance at this dynamic and informative event.

Seating is Limited: Register Today

 

Live text polling will take place throughout the event to inform the drafting of a template solar ordinance for North Carolina communities to adopt.

 

Benefits of Attendance
  • Gain an understanding of local development and permitting processes.
  • Learn about stakeholder values regarding solar energy facilities and land use.
  • Learn how solar affects local communities.
  • Explore best practices for solar siting.
  • Network with energy leaders, consumers, planners and many others.
  • Participate in break-out session and panel discussion.
  • Inform the process of developing a template ordinance for solar energy facilities in North Carolina for local governments.
  • Hear from experienced individuals who own land and knowledgeable professionals from an array of backgrounds.

 

Attendee Profile
  • Electric Utilities and Independent Power Producers
  • Local, State and Federal Government Officials and Staff
  • Clean Energy Business Owners and Employees
  • Planning Agencies, Energy Advisors and Consultants
  • Clean Energy Architects, Engineers and Construction Representatives
  • Community College and University Researchers
  • Commercial and Industrial Energy Customers
  • Clean Energy Technology Adopters, Site Owners and Managers
  • Manufacturers of Renewable Energy Systems
  • Clean Energy System Integrators
  • Start-up Entrepreneurs

 

For General Information on Public Fora or the Drafting of the Template Solar Ordinance, contact:

Tommy Cleveland, PE
Solar Energy Engineer
North Carolina Solar Center
N.C. State University
919.515.9432 (office)
Tommy_Cleveland@ncsu.edu

or

Michael Fucci
Policy and Market Analyst
NC Sustainable Energy Association,
Mobile: (302) 584-4152
fucci@energync.org