Many professionals in the energy efficiency industry are aware of the DSIRE site and its benefits to residential and commercial building owners who want to find rebates on energy efficient projects. The Department of Energy and the NC Clean Energy Technology Center recently announced a new version of the site is available. The following information is provided by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center

RALEIGH, NC (March 3, 2015) – Established in 1995, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (www.DSIREUSA.org) is the most comprehensive source of information related to policies and incentives that support the nation’s use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the DSIRE database and website implemented multiple enhancements during the past year. Today, the NC Clean Energy Technology Center is launching a new and improved DSIRE website. In addition to the informative and timely policy summaries that our nearly 200,000 monthly users have come to rely on, the website now features new tools and resources to make our research even more accessible and useful:

  • Sort through nearly 2,800 active policies and incentives by applying various filters to search results.
  • Access machine-readable, quantitative incentive data for all renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
  • Build our open data into your websites and tools with our Application Program Interface (API).
  • Build policy maps in real-time based on the current policy and incentive data in the database.
  • Subscribe to specific policies and incentives to know when and how they have changed.
  • Find relevant policies and incentives by entering a ZIP code.

These enhancements contribute to Federal open data initiatives. The federal government views open data as an important national asset to fuel entrepreneurship, innovation, scientific discovery, and economic growth. The new DSIRE API and open data will support private sector entrepreneurs, technologists, and innovators to build new tools, services, and infrastructure that advance a clean energy economy.

Media Contact: Shannon Helm, N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, 919-423-8340, shannon_helm@ncsu.edu

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