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Flux Hybrids: Bringing the Future of Electric Cars to the Present

As hybrid and electric cars continue to rise in popularity, more people are becoming environmentally conscious and realize the impact of their carbon footprint. Transportation comprises a significant amount of the carbon, in 2018, transportation comprised 28% of the United … Continued

Good Solar: Bringing Solar to America One Community at a Time

North Carolina prides itself with its significant amount of solar power, coming in second nationally with 5.8 percent of the state’s electricity generated from solar panels. This profitable, clean energy source, used both at a residential and utility scale, holds … Continued

Student Innovation: An Award-winning Idea

On February 20th, 2020, seniors Olivia Corriere and Zach Walker found themselves on a stage holding a check for $10,000. It all came out of an innovative idea to allow individuals to offset their carbon footprint created from various purchases, … Continued

How Microgrid Labs is Electrifying Fleets

Narayanan Sankar, co-founder and chief operating officer of Microgrid Labs, was one of the panelists at the Clean Tech Summit in February. He spoke about electric vehicles and what Microgrid Labs is doing regarding fleet electrification. Microgrid Labs is a … Continued

The Rise of Energy Storage: Emerging Storage Technologies Track

The panel on emerging storage technologies featured specialists in some of the most influential energy companies to date. Three key panelists included Tom Fenimore, Mark Johnson, and Fabio Albano. Tom Fenimore is a Business Development Manager with Distributed Energy Technologies … Continued

The Role of Humanities in Clean Tech

The 2020 UNC Clean Tech Summit served a variety of purposes. It was a forum for catalysts of environmental change to: share their ideas, provoke discussion about a sustainable future, and ultimately allow UNC students to gain a better understanding … Continued

Transit Innovation and Career Paths: Meet Jerome Horne

Jerome Horne, a Ridership Experience Specialist, will be speaking at the Clean Tech Summit on February 20th on the Future of Bus Rapid Transit is Electric Panel. Mr. Horne has been working at IndyGo, a corporation that manages Indianapolis’s public … Continued

Innovations in Mobility: Meet Keith Benjamin of City of Charleston

On this year’s “Transforming Our Transportation Systems” track, we are thrilled to welcome City of Charleston’s Director of the Department of Traffic and Transportation, Keith Benjamin. Benjamin has an outstanding history of work that sets him apart in his field. … Continued

The Link Between the Environment and National Security

At this year’s UNC Clean Tech Summit there will be a special plenary session titled Climate Change Considerations for Future Prosperity and Security. I had the privilege of interviewing one of the panelists, Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills, about his … Continued

SeaAhead and Blue Tech: Mark Huang Takes Charge with Clean Technology

With the rising popularity of the blue tech industry, Mark Huang, co founder of SeaAhead, is one of the driving proponents of the movement. His dedication to networking investors and startups together has sparked a new wave of potential successful … Continued