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
Added by John H. Duncan on June 24, 2011 at 11:34am — No Comments
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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On June 10th, 2011 Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced $36 Million funding has been awarded to 6 small scale biofuels projects.According to DOE these projects "aim to improve the economics and efficiency of biological and chemical processes that convert non-food biomass feed stocks into replacements for petroleum-based feed stocks, products, and fuels". One of those six projects has been awarded to NC company, HCL CleanTech, Inc with funding available up to $9 Million.
Added by John H. Duncan on June 14, 2011 at 3:51pm — No Comments
Agency: U.S. Department of Commerce
Program: University Center Economic Development Program Competition
Description: Funding to assist institutions of higher education and consortia of institutions of higher education in establishing and operating University Centers specifically focused on leveraging university assets to build regional economic ecosystems that support high-growth entrepreneurship.
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FMD Architect's "POWERING UP!" on June 2nd at the beautiful Crest Center in Asheville, NC, was fresh and informative, with a panel of informed speakers. These speakers have graciously provided their presentations which are chockful of practical knowledge along the lines of: how to take advantage of Federal and State incentives to offset rising energy costs, what makes a Wind Energy Project viable for you, the process and timing of implementing a project, how Zoning and Tax Law can affect the…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on June 8, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments
A recent study by Research Triangle Regional Partnership and funded by NCSU's Institute for Emerging Issues shows NC as a place where smart grid firms want to do business and, these businesses "have a unique opportunity not only to invent, manufacture and sell smart grid technologies to the world, but also to apply them at home."
The report, titled Smart Grid: Core Firms in the Research Triangle Region, NC, goes on to comment that the merger of Duke and Progress Energy may…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on June 7, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners award a construction bid to Hamlett Associates for $775,786 to build a crop processing facility at the Biodiesel Research Facility. They also approved a contract for administration and construction observation with Mcgill Associates for $55,000. The money for this project has been generated from solid waste feesl, and county officials say no local tax money has or will be pledged to this project.
The proposed facility will clean, dry, store…Continue