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.
Duke Energy has added a neighborhood energy efficiency program in South Carolina.
Research from North Carolina State University will allow the development of energy-efficient LED devices that use ultraviolet (UV) light to kill pathogens such as bacteria.
Net-zero building concept makes converts in North Carolina
Small businesses will be able to compete for a slice of a $7 billion contract to expand renewable energy within the military, according to the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force.
Semprius, a startup based in Durham, has invented solar cells that could produce power more cheaply than fossil fuels by using tiny amounts of an efficient but expensive material called gallium arsenide.
NTE Energy has been awarded a patent for its proprietary biomass hybrid renewable energy technology. NTE Energy will utilize this technology in the development, construction and operation of new hybrid renewable power generation facilities located throughout the United States, including projects under development in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia.
When it comes to electric vehicles, Raleigh is not only leading the state of North Carolina. It was one of three cities in the nation selected four years ago to set the trend in preparing for the new mode of transportation.