U.S. Department of Energy Awards Grant to Reduce Energy Use in Low Income Households

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments (UCPCOG), the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at N.C. State University, and the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), in collaboration with six partners, have been awarded $477,202 to help low-income households in Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, and Wilson counties lower their energy burden and save money.  This innovative project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, aims to help communities benefit from energy efficiency programs by utilities, local governments, and community service providers.
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N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center Receives $1 Million Federal Support for Solar

Project will accelerate community solar by municipal and cooperative utilities in the Southeast

November 3, 2016 – Raleigh, N.C. – The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at North Carolina State University and its project partners, including Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), were awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to support municipal and cooperative electric utilities across the southeastern United States to accelerate the development and installation of community solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The partnership’s goal is to support the deployment of more than 200 megawatts (MW) of community solar in the next three years, which will meet the energy demands of approximately 25,000 homes. This project is one of 17 projects just announced by the Department of Energy to reduce the costs of solar electricity in the United States.
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