Governor Pat McCrory issued a congratulatory letter to the UNC Charlotte Solar Decathlon team on June 13 in recognition of the participation in the US Department of Energy 2013 Solar Decathlon. "I am proud that UNC Charlotte represents our state in the 2013 Solar Decathlon," the Governor wrote. His letter noted the experiential learning that the competition provides students and the broad range of partnerships that the UNC Charlotte team has cultivated in support of UrbanEden. This month is Solar Energy Month in North Carolina. NC is ranked fifth in the nation for installed solar energy projects.