The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center was founded in December 1987 as the North Carolina Solar Center. For the last 29 years, the Center has worked closely with partners in government, industry, academia, and the non-profit community while evolving to include a greater geographic scope and array of clean energy technologies. As a result of this evolution, the Center has grown into a state agency respected for its assistance to the burgeoning “clean tech” sector in North Carolina, as well as one of the premier clean energy centers of knowledge in the United States.
Our mission is to advance a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating, and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies.
The Center provides services to the businesses and citizens of North Carolina relating to the development and adoption of clean energy technologies. Through its programs and activities, we envision and seek to promote the development and use of clean energy in ways that stimulate a sustainable economy while reducing dependence on foreign sources of energy, and mitigating the environmental impacts of fossil fuel use.