Principal Solar Institute

A community for solar development professionals.

The NC Sustainable Energy Association drives public policy & market development to create clean energy jobs, economic opportunities, and affordable energy to benefit North Carolina.

Founded in 1978, the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization of individuals, businesses, government and non-profits interested in North Carolina’s sustainable energy future. Located in Raleigh, but active statewide, the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association is the leading nonprofit in North Carolina devoted to leading public policy change and driving market development in ways that will create clean energy jobs.


  • North Carolina‚Äôs Clean Energy Economy

    North Carolina has a highly-regulated electricity market where only utilities can sell power directly to consumers. This monopoly limits innovation and market competition. In recent years, legislators have passed policies that have helped increase competition and scale up the clean energy industry while expanding business opportunities, creating jobs and lowering costs. Our state’s renewable energy investment tax credit and Senate Bill 3, which includes the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS), passed with overwhelming bipartisan support. Maintaining these policies is a critical step to expanding our state&… More »

  • North Carolina Clean Energy Market and Policy Report Q1 2014

    We are excited to present the North Carolina Clean Energy Market and Policy Report for Q1 2014, and again provide our business members insights into the clean energy industry this year. The Q Report provides NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) members with unique insight into the numbers, trends, and variables shaping the state’s clean energy economy. To help guide your planning, the Q Report provides accurate and timely information on the NC market landscape and policy environment divided into three sections: a market overview, a legislative update, and a regulatory update. The market overview includes key data on recently instal… More »

Web Site: energync.org