The NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization of individuals, businesses, government, and nonprofits interested in North Carolina's sustainable energy future. The organization is comprised of a policy team that advocates on the legislative and regulatory fronts, a development team that strategizes on funding and membership, a communications team that engages with NCSEA members and the public and a market innovation team that provides services to boost the clean energy economy.
Since 1978, NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) has been the driving organizational force for the state’s clean energy economy. Our founding members formed NCSEA in response to the oil crisis of the 1970s. In the decades that followed, their collective research and dedication to energy efficiency and solar energy laid the groundwork for transformative, bipartisan progress on the policy front in the early 2000s.
In the past decade especially, North Carolina’s clean energy economy has experienced tremendous growth. NCSEA has been at the table for every cornerstone policy win, working diligently for cleaner, more affordable renewable energy and energy efficiency options for all NC electric ratepayers. Notably, NCSEA steered negotiations toward the final passage of two foundational, bipartisan energy policies which have propelled North Carolina to second in the country for installed solar energy capacity and made us home to what is now a $10 billion clean energy economy.