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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Strata Solar, a Chapel Hill solar energy developer, is proposing a 4.5 megawatt solar farm in Kings Mountain, according to an application filed today with the N.C. Utilities Commission. Building the project will cost nearly $22 million and require nearly 22,000 solar panels.If approved by the utilities commission, it would be the second-largest solar farm in the state, after a 15.5 megawatt project in Davidson County that feeds into Duke Energy's power grid. Strata Solar plans to sell the…Continue
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Let legislators know how their actions impact your job, your business, your community, and our state's economy!
After weeks of rumors and speculation, …Continue
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Through its RE-Powering America’s Land: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites initiative, the EPA is soliciting applications from states, tribes, regional governments, and communities that want to evaluate the potential development of renewable energy on potentially or formerly contaminated properties. This evaluation will be in the form of a feasibility study conducted by the Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)…Continue
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I am attending this week. I will try to get significant, relevant information out to those of you in renewable energy. Feel free to contact me if you want to discuss.
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A first study – co-authored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson and UC-Davis researcher Mark A. Delucchi –…Continue
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The United States' reliance on coal to generate almost half of its electricity, costs the economy about $345 billion a year in hidden expenses not borne by miners or utilities, including health problems in mining communities and pollution around power plants, a study found.…Continue
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The SunShot initiative was first announced soon after the State of the Union speech, but on Friday, the Energy Department announced it would provide $27 million to nine new solar projects that are supposed to strengthen the supply chain for solar components.
Dr. Chu said the United States should attempt a “sunshot” by aiming to cut the cost of…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on February 4, 2011 at 7:41pm — No Comments
On Jan. 18, Acme-McCrary Corp. in Asheboro, a century-old national leader in the manufacture of legwear and other garments, announced the development of one of the nation's largest solar thermal energy projects. The project is supported in part by a grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce's Energy Office under its Renewable Energy Grant program, funded through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
North Carolina's U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, along with the N.C.…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on January 26, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments
Duke Energy and China-based ENN Group announced an agreement Tuesday to collaborate on the development of technologies to help build greener cities in China and the United States.
The agreement creates the Future Energy Technology Demonstration Platform and paves the way to exchange knowledge on advanced energy, building and transportation technologies.
The companies’ shared vision for a “green” city encompasses electricity produced via cleaner generation technologies,…Continue
Added by Anna Leonard on January 20, 2011 at 2:45pm — No Comments
We just received an update from Duke that they've extended the deadline for companies to apply for fully funded clean energy interns to February 4th. Companies with project ideas would select from graduate-level students at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, Fuqua School of Business and Pratt School of Engineering. Here are more details about the program and where to apply...
Oftentimes companies find themselves with more projects than…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on January 19, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments
RALEIGH, N.C., – The North Carolina Solar Center, already firmly established in renewable energy circles, is now positioning itself to capture more solar-testing business with a new lab that would be one of only five of its kind in the country.
The Solar Center aims to get the lab accredited by the Solar Rating and Certification Corp., or SRCC, a standards body for the…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on January 15, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments
An interesting business model that could have great potential in WNC...
SunRun, based in San Francisco, installs solar panels on residences at nominal or no cost. Homeowners sign 20-year contracts to buy power at a fixed price, around 15 percent less than their current electric bills. The contract is linked to the house; when the homeowner sells, the next resident inherits the panels and the arrangement. Houses that generate more power than they use receive credits.
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