Mission & Funding
The North Carolina Solar Center advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies.
Funding Support: Appropriations, Fees and Grants
The North Carolina Solar Center is a public service center in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. The North Carolina General Assembly generously provides core funding for the Solar Center by direct appropriation. The Center receives additional funding from fees for training and technical assistance and from numerous federal, state and private research grants.
The Center is also supported by the North Carolina Solar Center Foundation, a part of the NC State Engineering Foundation. The NC State Engineering Foundation works with alumni, friends, corporations and foundations to secure support that is vital for the continued improvement of the College of Engineering including programs like the Solar Center. Gifts support student stipends, special programs and research, and other initiatives that are not typically supported through state appropriations.
We invite you to make an investment in the North Carolina Solar Center and its people. Already a leading center of clean energy technology development and demonstration in the nation, the Solar Center is poised to reach greater levels of achievement and recognition. To make a tax-deductible donation, please click here.