The Center for Energy Education
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Welcome to The Center for Energy Education
The Center for Energy Education (C4EE) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation and a center for renewable energy research, education, and workforce development for Halifax County and Eastern North Carolina. The C4EE provides a place to raise awareness of renewable energy and its importance locally, regionally, and globally. The C4EE is a hub for the renewable energy industry, a hands-on training ground for solar installations, a destination for students and families to learn about renewable energy resources, and an education and training facility to provide the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in the growing renewable energy industry.
Led by the strong commitment to engage with communities, Geenex Solar founded the C4EE in 2014. The vision was to create a place where community and industry can come together. After three years of work in the communities where solar projects are happening, the C4EE will now open its doors!
“Energy Education is vitally important for the next generation. Come and join us at the Center now!”
– Georg Veit, Chairman of the Board, CEO – Geenex Solar LLC
“C4EE is a wonderful facility for our community…offering education and training opportunities for all ages. It’s a place for the community to learn and grow together.”
– Mozine Lowe, Executive Director
Impressions of the Solar Construction Class and OSHA 10 Class Graduation Ceremony
The Center for Energy Education (C4EE) is pleased to announce that the first “Solar Installation and OSHA Training Class” held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, April 8th, 2018. The C4EE presented graduation certificates to 97 local residents from Halifax and Northampton Counties who successfully completed the six-week course. The course was made possible through sponsorships from EDF Renewables and Geenex Solar and was provided at no cost to the students.
“We are excited to offer this program to local residents. Many solar companies are expressing difficulty in finding workers with relevant training and certifications.” said Mozine Lowe, Executive Director of the C4EE. “We believe this program can ‘jump start’ jobs/careers in the growing solar industry.”
If you want to know more about our Graduation Ceremony, you can download our Press Release HERE.
We offer a wide selection of activities at the Center for Energy Education. You can see an event overview below.
The C4EE campus is ideal for community, business, educational programs, meetings and retreats The inside facility provides a comfortable environment with multifunctional classrooms, world -class exhibits, video-conference rooms and collaborative office spaces.
Outdoor facilities and exhibits are conducive to school field trips, outside classes, team building and other functions.
Our walking trails are ideal for exercise and classrooms
Our outdoor training labs offer technical training in solar panel installation and energy related jobs.
Our community garden offers opportunities for healthy living
There are many opportunities for everyone to become involved and learn more about what we can do in our community to promote clean energy and energy efficiency.
Come Visit us
There is a Lot to See, Learn, and Explore
The Center for Energy Education is a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can come visit, learn, relax and explore.
On any given day, a visitor to C4EE might see a kindergarten class visiting the interactive exhibits, a corporate team holding a meeting via the teleconferencing classroom, and a class of college students learning installation processes at the outdoor training lab.
We have educational and recreational activities for everyone.
- Indoor and outdoor exhibits
- Walking trails
- Community gardens
- Outdoor programs
- Recreational activities for families
- Outside learning lab about renewable energy
C4EE has a spacious contemporary building, exhibit lobby, spacious classroom, conference room and outside facilities. We are conveniently located near the Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport, Raleigh Durham Airport and Richmond International Airport.
Easy access to the interstates:
From Interstate 95, take exit 173 – travel west on Hwy158 – 20 minute drive
From Interstate 85, travel Hwy 158 East towards Roanoke Rapids
Address: 460 Airport Road, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870
Solar in our Community
North Carolina has witnessed a boom in the solar industry and now ranks second in the United States. Utility-scale solar installations sometimes referred to as solar farms account for the majority of this growth.
The C4EE is adjacent to a 20 MW solar farms installed in 2014. Visitors coming to the Center will experience first-hand the workings of a solar farm: solar panels, mounting racks, inverters, etc.
Visitors will experience advances in solar energy technology and become inspired by energy innovation and sustainability. C4EE offers community programs to discuss the lifetime of a solar farm from permitting, construction, operations to decommissioning. Solar farms bring clean renewable energy, jobs, and investments to our communities.