2nd Annual Clean Tech Summit

The 2nd annual NC Clean Tech Summit brought together professionals in business, policy and academia from across the state for two days of problem-solving and planning to foster leadership and growth in North Carolina's Clean Tech industry.

Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Institute for the Environment and Kenan-Flagler's Center for Sustainable Enterprise, the Summit highlighted the industry's latest innovations, trends and challenges, with an eye on our future competitiveness. Read this extensive summary put together by the students of UNC's AMST 498 class

Conference Themes

  • The Military and Renewable Energy: Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Economy
  • Smart Cities and Sustainable Communities: Leveraging Technology to Improve Quality of Life
  • The Future of Electricity in the Southeastern United States

Clean Tech Summit Press

More about the 2015 Summit

Thank You to Our 2015 Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States,
supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.2 million U.S. customers.
Birdseye Renewable Energy provides turn-key financing, development, and operation of commercial and utility scale renewable energy
Strata Solar is a turn-key solar provider.  With over 300 MW installed and more
than a gigawatt under development – Strata Solar ranks among the top solar providers in America.
Southern Company's regulated electric utilities serve a 120,000-square-mile territory in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi.
Our competitive generation business extends to markets in six southeastern states.
Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Silver Sponsors

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve
performance while lowering environmental impact.
ScottMadden is
the management consulting firm that does what it takes to get it done right. Our practice areas include Energy, Clean Tech & Sustainability,
and Corporate & Shared Services. We deliver a broad array of consulting services ranging from strategic planning through implementation
across many industries, business units, and functions.
Fifth Third Bank
O2 Energies
Parker Poe is among the most well-respected regional law firms in the United States. For more than a century, attorneys in the firm have represented many of the region’s largest local governments and companies in corporate, finance, regulatory, real estate and litigation matters.
Sungevity is a global solar electricity company based in Oakland, California. Founded in 2007, it was the first American solar company to design residential solar energy systems remotely over the Internet, using satellite imagery.
First Solar

Friends of the Summit

United Solar Initiative, Inc.
NC Sustainable Energy Association
UNC Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation and Resources
UNC Sustainability Office
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Utility Dive
Double Time Capital
Innovate Carolina
NC Clean Energy Business Alliance (NCCEBA)
UNC Environmental Finance Center