Research and Data

Are you an industry professional or interested in learning more about a clean energy topic? Find the latest reports, maps, data and analysis tools by searching the table below, or view our list of North Carolina resources.

Research & Data Resource Database

Resource Source and Description Audience Topic Type Additional Tags File
Multifamily Energy Efficiency Retrofits: Barriers and Opportunities for Deep Energy Savings

This product of the Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEO) was developed to inform national stakeholders about strategies used to achieve deep energy savings in the multifamily housing sector through energy efficiency upgrades.

Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEO); 2016
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Municipally-Owned Electric Utilities of NC Map

A map of North Carolina's municipal electric utilities

N.C. Clean Energy by the Numbers

Snapshot of renewable energy jobs, installations and revenue throughout North Carolina

N.C. Sustainable Energy Association
N.C. DEQ Community Mapping System

N.C. DEQ created the Community Mapping System to increase local outreach and public participation. This map includes permit and incident layers, as well as environmental justice (EJ) demographic and health information.

NC Department of Environmental Quality
N.C. Installed Renewable Energy Systems

A map of installed renewable energy systems across North Carolina

N.C. Sustainable Energy Association
N.C. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS)

Summary of NC REPS and links to further information and legislation

Policy or Regulation
N.C. Utilities Commission — Net Metering Policy

Summary of NCUC orders on net metering policies for investor-owned utilities in North Carolina, as well as related provisions included in H.B. 589

Policy or Regulation
NC General Assembly — Article 21C: Permitting of Wind Energy Facilities

North Carolina legislation regarding wind energy permitting standards in the state

North Carolina General Assembly
Policy or Regulation
NCSEA — "North Carolina Solar and Agriculture"

This 2017 report describes the relationship between solar and agriculture in North Carolina, including up-to-date information on the total amount of land used, economic and environmental impacts, and projections for solar land use through 2030.

Aldina, R., Parker, D., Seo, B., Masatsugu, L., Childress, S., & Odera, M. (2017). North Carolina Solar and Agriculture.
New River Light & Power Service Area

Service territory map for NRL&P, covering Appalachian State University, the Town of Boone and the surrounding community

New River Light & Power