North Carolina Solar Center http://wunc.org en State Develops Online EMS Training For Handling Green Vehicle Emergencies http://wunc.org/post/state-develops-online-ems-training-handling-green-vehicle-emergencies <p></p><p>As more alternative fuel vehicles take to the roadways, North Carolina is working to prepare first responders how to react when they're part of an emergency.</p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://ncsc.ncsu.edu/">NC Solar Center</a> has worked with the State Fire Marshall's office to develop a workshop for emergency services personnel in the Triangle. Soon, responders in other parts of the state will be able to complete the training online. They'll learn to identify gas, biofuel and battery-operated vehicles.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:47:22 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 37347 at http://wunc.org State Develops Online EMS Training For Handling Green Vehicle Emergencies NC GreenPower Celebrates 10 Years Of Increasing Access To Renewable Energy http://wunc.org/post/nc-greenpower-celebrates-10-years-increasing-access-renewable-energy <p></p><p>Renewable energy generators have channeled hundreds of millions of kilowatt hours into the North Carolina power grid. That's since the NC GreenPower program was founded 10 years ago.</p><p>The initiative collects donations from companies, citizens and utility customers to buy renewable energy and diversify the state's power grid.</p><p></p><p>NC Solar Center Director Steve Kalland is on the board for NC GreenPower. He said the program has also helped utilities warm up to renewable power providers.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:35:40 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 29563 at http://wunc.org NC GreenPower Celebrates 10 Years Of Increasing Access To Renewable Energy NC Solar Center Can Now Certify Systems For Tax Breaks http://wunc.org/post/nc-solar-center-can-now-certify-systems-tax-breaks <p></p><p>The North Carolina Solar Center has become the fifth lab in the country approved to test solar hot water panels to the market standard.</p><p></p><p>The federal government requires home solar water heating systems to have Solar Rating and Certification Corporation—or SRCC—certification in order to be eligible for a 30-percent tax credit.</p><p></p><p>The Center has also been recently accredited to test efficiency and calibrate panels according to international standards.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:15:11 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 28053 at http://wunc.org NC Solar Center Can Now Certify Systems For Tax Breaks "Solarize Raleigh" Could Make Solar Power More Affordable http://wunc.org/post/solarize-raleigh-could-make-solar-power-more-affordable <p>Raleigh might soon have a group-purchasing program that would make it cheaper for residents to install solar panels on their homes. North Carolina Solar Center Director Steve Kalland&nbsp; says solar power is popular among state utilities. They save money buying the costly technology in bulk. Kalland says homeowners are also interested in using cheaper, greener energy.<br /><br />"The opportunity to do this has been somewhat constrained in North Carolina because the cost of these smaller-scale projects is somewhat higher than the large-scale projects," Kalland says.<br /> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 26239 at http://wunc.org "Solarize Raleigh" Could Make Solar Power More Affordable Solar Energy Forums Shine Light On Permitting Process http://wunc.org/post/solar-energy-forums-shine-light-permitting-process <p></p><p>North Carolina’s solar energy industry has garnered much success in recent years – from solar panels to solar farms.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 21:10:57 +0000 Leoneda Inge 16314 at http://wunc.org Solar Energy Forums Shine Light On Permitting Process NC Taskforce Prepares Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan http://wunc.org/post/nc-taskforce-prepares-plug-electric-vehicle-readiness-plan <p>A new readiness plan aims to help the state of North Carolina prepare for hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles on the road in the next decade.&nbsp; The state’s first Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) readiness plan was created through the 'NC PEV Readiness Initiative: Plugging-in from Mountains to Sea (M2S).'&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:21:55 +0000 Leoneda Inge 10871 at http://wunc.org NC Taskforce Prepares Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan Solar Conference Comes to Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/solar-conference-comes-raleigh <p></p><p>Experts on solar energy are converging in Raleigh today for a conference designed to help expand the development of new technology. Siemens Industry is partnering with the <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu/about.php" target="_blank">North Carolina Solar Center</a></span> for "Solar Exchange East" at North Carolina State University. Stephen Kalland is Executive Director for the North Carolina Solar Center. He says the conference will cover a number of issues.<br> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:15:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 7431 at http://wunc.org Solar Conference Comes to Raleigh