Advanced Energy Blog

NC GreenPower Brings Solar PV to North Carolina Schools

By Kristi Brodd | February 3, 2017

In October 2003, NC GreenPower was launched to supplement the state’s existing power supply with more green energy – that is, energy generated from renewable energy sources like the sun, wind, water and organic matter. At its 10 year anniversary[…]

NC GreenPower Solar Schools Pilot Program

By Kristi Brodd | September 29, 2015

NC GreenPower launched a new pilot program on April 1, 2015. The pilot offers matching grants for the installation of a 2-3 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) array at schools, providing clean, green renewable energy in our state. All K-12[…]

150-Panel Inspection Helps School Go Solar

By Kristi Brodd | August 19, 2015

A private Pre-K–12 school in central North Carolina recently received a unique donation: 240 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. The 435-watt panels had potentially been damaged in a severe storm, so the school wanted to verify that they could be used[…]

Making Cents of Solar Photovoltaic Systems

By AE Support | May 30, 2014

Q: I have heard that the price for solar panels is dropping and incentives are available this year. What should I consider before taking the plunge? Would it be a good investment? A: Now is a terrific time to consider[…]

Heating Water with the Sun

By AE Support | April 13, 2014

Q: I have heard that the price for solar panels is dropping and incentives are available this year. What should I consider before taking the plunge? Would it be a good investment? A: This is a terrific time to consider[…]