Advanced Energy Blog

How Renewable Energy Certificates and Carbon Offsets Work

By Jonathan Susser | May 15, 2023

With more organizations working to reduce their environmental and energy footprint — whether it’s to meet corporate sustainability goals, follow local regulations or promote social responsibility — interest in renewable energy certificates (RECs) and carbon offsets is growing. But what[…]

Advanced Energy Welcomes Taylor Hill as an Engineer

By Jonathan Susser | September 6, 2022

Advanced Energy is excited to welcome Taylor Hill as an engineer. Taylor was born and raised in the Raleigh area and attended NC State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a focus on renewable energy[…]

Advanced Energy Commissions New Solar-Plus-Storage Sites

By Shawn Allred | January 26, 2022

Batteries are coming to your grid soon! One of the more exciting and impactful grid modernization technologies is utility-scale battery storage. Battery storage can give utilities greater flexibility when operated alongside renewables, lower peak demand, flatten the daily demand curve[…]

Solar Energy in North Carolina: A 2021 View

By Jonathan Susser | December 16, 2021

In our final Exploring North Carolina Smart Grid webinar of 2021, we checked in on the status of solar energy in North Carolina. The session featured John Gajda, principal engineer at Strata Clean Energy; Maura Farver, distributed energy technology strategy[…]

Offshore Wind in North Carolina

By David Farmer | September 24, 2021

Wind energy is clean, sustainable, renewable and domestic, and it is one of the fastest growing energy sources in the world. With declining costs and improvements in technology, wind is quickly becoming cost-competitive with other generation resources, but harnessing it[…]

Deciding “Yes” on Residential Solar

By Luke Henry | June 27, 2020

You’ve done the research and have decided to install solar at your home. What’s next to keep the process moving? To know what else to expect and get the system, installer and agreement that meet your needs, here are a[…]

What to Know Before Installing Solar at Home

By Luke Henry | May 20, 2020

Looking into home solar can be exciting but also a bit daunting. Below, we outline a few areas worth knowing about, including components, characteristics, locations, sizing, layout, orientation and additional costs of installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. Solar Components[…]