Passage of the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) law in 2007 by the North Carolina General Assembly and incentives from the federal government are helping create a growing “clean industry” in the state, according to the NC Sustainable Energy Association.
North Carolina is now home to 1,792 companies focused on renewable energy, and the state is the site for 1,829 renewable energy systems, according to a new report…Continue
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In NCSEA's 2011 Clean Energy Databook, the WNC region has been crowned as No. 1 in the State in renewable energy projects per capita and renewable energy firms per capita. The Asheville Citizen Times spoke with Matt Raker on June 26th on this topic; he claimed "Our region is leading the way in North Carolina with more renewable energy capacity than anywhere else in the state,…Continue
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Agency: Wells Fargo
Program: National Environmental Grants Program
Description: The 2011 National Environmental Grants Program focuses on climate change, specifically in the following three areas where we can have the greatest impact in combination with our business activities: Renewable Energy, Greener Buildings, and Sustainable Agriculture/Water.
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Jetion Solar (US) Corp has opened its first North American headquarters in Charlotte, NC;they are a subsidiary of Jetion Solar China Ltd. Jetion Solar (US) Corp has announced plans to add 36 jobs to the Charlotte area by year's end.
A significant portion of Jetion's clients will be large scale commercial throughout the US. The company has moved into a 20,000 square feet Charlotte location on South Commerce Drive.
According to the…Continue
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Progress Energy Carolinas (PEC) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for additional solar photovoltaic (PV) resources.The purpose of this RFP is to solicit and screen competitive proposals for solar resources necessary to meet the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and Portfolio Standard (REPS) in Senate Bill 3. Progress is seeking to purchase the full output from Solar PV systems between 1 and 3 MW.
PEC anticipates the following RFP schedule and will not consider bids…Continue
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NCSEA has announced the "Making Energy Work" Conference & Annual Membership Meeting for November the 9th, at the Raleigh Convention Center, in Raleigh NC.
NCSEA will be announcing more details soon regarding registration, sponsorship opportunities, and educational agenda; these announcements will be made on NCSEA's homepage:…Continue
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From High Country Press:
Newland will soon be the site of a 900-kilowatt, $5 million solar power plant that will generate enough power for about 120 homes, developer O2 Energies announced this week...Construction of the plant is underway and scheduled to be complete in mid-September, said Joel Olsen, managing director of O2 Energies...The project is Avery County’s first large-scale solar installation. On Tuesday, O2 Energies contractor Strata…
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The SJF Cleantech Mentorship Program – Southeast/Appalachia provides a unique opportunity for cleantech entrepreneurs across the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Appalachia region to accelerate the growth of their private companies by engaging with a nationwide network of experienced entrepreneurial and industry leaders. This program will be administered through an online community facilitated by SJF Institute and will provide entrepreneurs access to resources, connections and…Continue
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Cost of Solar Panels Projected to Fall Sharply by 2013
From Yale Environment
The price of photovoltaic solar panels is dropping so quickly that by 2013 panels…
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The electronic contraption, only in its first generation, was named this year by experts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as one of the 10 most important technology innovations of 2010. MIT ranked the…Continue
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An excerpt from a great article in Core77, read the full post here.
"Five years ago I had an epiphany while I was ironing my shirt. I found myself wondering…Continue
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Please join the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, Advantage West, and Global Institute for Sustainable Technologies as they host a seminar and discussion on evolving clean energy trends in Western North Carolina. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
The seminar follows the release…Continue
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My fiance and I are working on an application for a research grant. We have developed a system to grow food that is sustainable and will help bring agriculture to our local communities. Take a look at my one page grant proposal (required for the first round of applications) and see if you would like to become involved in helping our community!
From this Sunday's Asheville Citizen-Times...
"The tattoo-bedecked Kara Errickson doesn't look like your typical businesswoman in a power suit, but listen carefully: She's mastered all the jargon of return on investment and intellectual property when she talks about her vision for CoCoChi, a new company winning…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on June 20, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) works hard to work with our clean energy companies, consumers, electric utilities and decision makers to create a more sustainable, affordable, reliable and safe energy future for our state. However, to date, we have been unable to achieve a balance between different perspectives on how much information about our state clean energy laws should be made public. NCSEA and our members have consistently expressed concerns to the…Continue
Added by Adrian Tait on June 20, 2011 at 9:19am — No Comments
The North Carolina Capital Access Program (NC-CAP) will work with banks and other eligible financial institutions to
create capital opportunities for entrepreneurs who might not otherwise qualify for financing. The program aims to build the North Carolina economy by allowing more small businesses to expand their operations and create new jobs. NC-CAP provides matching loan loss reserves for loans that fall just outside a lending institution’s normal underwriting standards, depositing the…
Added by Patrick Harper on June 20, 2011 at 8:55am — No Comments
I will be in Burnsville for several days in mid-July, and am considering hosting a workshop on how to Telematics, from an industry perspective rather than as Joe's GPS.
Would this be of interest?
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