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Navigating the Landscape of Energy Storage Markets with Dmitri Moundous

To facilitate the transition towards a zero-carbon future with increased reliance on renewable energy sources, the adoption of energy storage is imperative. Its cost-competitive nature and its capability to balance grid requirements as a dispatchable resource make it a key … Read more


Empower Cleantech in NC with Anna J Siefken

The 2023 UNC Cleantech Summit included several tracks, including one called “Building Foundations for Cleantech in the Mid-Atlantic.” North Carolina has many resources that can propel the region into a nationally recognized powerhouse for cleantech, but what does that path … Read more

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The Case for Deep-Sea Mining

At this year’s Cleantech Summit, Deep Sea Mining is on the agenda for both speakers and panelists. For many, the term “mining” often elicits fear and anger. Mine tailings and deforestation are two of the enormous planetary costs of mining … Read more

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Critical Minerals in Battery Manufacturing

This year’s Cleantech Summit was UNC’s largest event yet, with more than 200 speakers across multiple sectors and companies gathered from around the globe to share their knowledge and perspective about cleantech. One of which was Dr. Elisa Alonso of … Read more

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Paving a Path in Clean Energy with Mr. David Nenon, Supply Chain Manager for Ford Motor Company

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to interview one of the Cleantech panelists and a 2014 UNC-Chapel Hill alum, Mr. David Nenon, for the Supply Chain and Manufacturing Track. Mr. Nenon currently works as a supply chain manager for … Read more

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Bridging the Gaps in the Battery Supply Chain and Manufacturing Crisis

UNC’s 2023 Cleantech Summit on March 27 – 28 will feature discussions on the growing concerns around the security of our domestic supply chains and manufacturing capabilities. As echoed in several White House released statements, it is in the interests … Read more

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Talking with Sid Fowler – Law in Sustainability and More on Storage

As part of the IE Cleantech Corner Initiative, the UNC student group that helps develop content and speakers for the Cleantech Summit, I’ve been working on articulating the content that will be covered in a mini three-panel track called “Hydrogen … Read more

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Discussing Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act with RMI’s Lachlan Carey

The clean energy transition is everchanging with new technologies, markets, and policies. Following the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on Aug. 22, 2022, change is more rapid than ever before. In preparation for the 2023 UNC Cleantech Summit, … Read more

Sarah Masters interviews industry source, Bill Capp, about the current state of energy storage and its future.

Energy Storage with Bill Capp: Now and Where We Are Going

The planning process for the 2023 UNC Cleantech Summit is well underway to book keynotes, panelists, and special guests.  As part of the IE Cleantech Corner Initiative, the UNC student group that helps develop content and speakers for this annual … Read more

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Hello, Green Hydrogen

This is a game-changer. New forms of technology in the energy transition have been innovated at a rapid pace. At the forefront of the innovation is a form of energy storage: green hydrogen. This isn’t the first time hydrogen gas … Read more