RETI Joins the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Clean Energy in Low Income Communities Accelerator Program

The Renewable Energy Transition Initiative (RETI) announced that it has become a partner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Clean Energy For Low Income Communities Accelerator, to help to lower energy bills in low-income communities through expanded installation of energy efficiency and distributed renewables.


Local Search for RETI Youth Advisory Council gets Underway

The Renewable Energy Transition Initiative (RETI) is searching for roughly 15 inspiring youth leaders in high schools across the Charlotte metropolitan area to form the RETI Youth Advisory Council. Applications are being accepted now through April 1, 2016 at RETISET.ORG/YAC

The RETI Youth Advisory Council will offer youth from diverse backgrounds a chance to participate in a leadership development program, while acting as ambassadors for RETI and serving as leaders in their own communities. The Council is being created to elevate the youth voice and contribute to RETI programming, while providing young people with a unique opportunity to be drivers of their own ideas from conceptualization to implementation and reflection.

RETI is looking for young people between the ages of 13-18 who are passionate about making a difference and are interested in partnering with other youth from around the Charlotte, NC area. Council members will be required to demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteerism and to inspiring youth about environmental and economic issues. Members will also be encouraged to represent RETI at conferences and special events.

Students interested in applying should be currently enrolled in high school or a rising freshman and live in Charlotte or a neighboring city.  Community, youth, and faith-based organizations and educators are invited to encourage youth who are interested in applying to fill out an online application which can be found at  The RETI Youth Advisory Council members will be announced in late April, 2016.

For more information about the RETI Youth Advisory Council and the Renewable Energy Transition Initiative (RETI), please visit

About RETI

The Renewable Energy Transition Initiative aims to sustainably decrease the energy costs of low income families. Through general awareness programs and educational programs throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding areas, the organization readies children, teens, and adults for the adoption of clean energy technologies, such as the installation of solar panels in their homes.

New Name and Website

You may have come to know us as Project Energy Transition over the past year. While our mission is the same, we have changed our name to really drive home our core focus in utilizing renewable energy to help other. 

The Renewable Energy Transition Initiative is still a 501c3 public nonprofit dedicated to serving the needs of communities in North and South Carolina all while bettering the environment. Please check out our new site to see our vision and how you can help.