Episode 52: Powering More Than Sunscreen

On Thursday, NCSEA released the 52nd episode of the Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast, “Zinc  Powering More Than Just Your Sunscreen,” where host Matt Abele investigated the development of zinc storage and its industrial presence in North Carolina.   In his interview with Executive Director Andrew Green and Manager of the Zinc Battery Initiative, Morgan Frederick, from the International Zinc Association, Matt discussed the benefits of zinc storage and the abundance of zinc assets in North…

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SCE Bonus Episode: HOAs & Rooftop Solar

On July 9, the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) released a surprise bonus episode of the Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast, “Live and Back in Action – HOAs, Rooftop Solar.” For this special live recording, Host Matt Abele went on location to the Amberly Master Community’s 2021 Earth Day Event in Cary, NC where he spoke with NCSEA’s member solar installation…

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Seeing the Light: The Fight Against HOA Solar Restrictions

Homeowner associations (HOAs) have a long history of restricting residents from installing solar panels because of how they look from the public areas. In the United States, where more than half of the nation’s neighborhoods are governed by HOA Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs), these contracts pose one of the most prevalent obstacles faced by prospective solar homeowners. NCSEA…

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Celebrating Black History Month: André Taylor

In honor of Black History Month, NCSEA will post a weekly blog post throughout February to honor the contributions African Americans have made towards advancing the clean energy landscape across the United States.    André Taylor is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at New York University Tandon School of Engineering. André’s research areas include nanoscale assembly, electrocatalyst synthesis,…

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Celebrating Black History Month: Jason Carney

In honor of Black History Month, NCSEA will post a weekly blog post throughout February to honor the contributions African Americans have made towards advancing the clean energy landscape across the United States.    Jason Carney is the founder and CEO of Energy Electives and President of the Tennessee Solar Energy Association. Jason also works to bring solar energy education to communities of color.   Jason wasn’t always aware of…

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Celebrating Black History Month: Hazel O’Leary

In honor of Black History Month, NCSEA will post a weekly blog post throughout February to honor the contributions African Americans have made towards advancing the clean energy landscape across the United States.    Born as Hazel Reid in 1937, Hazel O’Leary became the first African American and the first woman to hold the position of United States Secretary of Energy.  Hazel was…

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‘Tis the Season for Energy Efficiency!

As the winter season approaches, many people notice an increase in their energy bill. When coupled with other end-of-year expenses, a higher energy bill can be an unwelcomed surprise. Luckily, there are easy and no-cost energy efficiency upgrades you can do around your home to lower your energy bill and conserve energy!   Energy efficiency refers to anything…

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