North Carolina is leading the Southeast in the clean energy economy and our state's valuable sustainable energy businesses, local community leaders and organizations, educational institutions, and others are starting new projects everyday to make us a national leader. Below are just a few of the recent major announcements and innovations from across our state. Click on each hyperlink below to read more about each project.
Builders of Hope, a North Carolina-based nonprofit that rebuilds homes to energy-efficient LEED certification, will pilot a program in Atlanta that could turn 500 foreclosed homes into affordable housing.
The American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro has gained national recognition for its geothermal energy system.
A high school freshman won first place in the 2012 North Carolina Science Festival for his invention of a Solar Composter — a solar panel heating system optimizes the composting process so that it can be used year round, while preventing weeds and parasites.