NC GreenPower Solar+ Schools

The NC GreenPower Solar+ Schools 2022 Program is almost here… and everyone at NC Solar Now is so excited! Starting January 2nd, NC GreenPower will open their application process to any North Carolina K-12 school that would like to receive a 5kW solar array complete with a

  • Weather station
  • Real-time data monitoring
  • A STEM curriculum and
  • Teacher training 

So, if your students love all things earth-friendly and want to embrace a collaborative sustainability program, apply now at the NCGreenPower website. 

Why Are We So Excited About the 2022 Application Process?

NC Solar Now is the sole installer for the Solar+ Schools program. At NC Solar Now, we believe that solar is for everyone. Providing a solar education for future generations is a gift that will not just benefit the students at those schools but will help our planet for generations to come!   

Who is NC GreenPower?

Formed by the North Carolina Utilities Commission in 2003, NC GreenPower is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve and expand public knowledge of energy technologies. Through local and community-based initiatives, NC GreenPower supports renewable energy, carbon offset projects and provides grants for solar installations at K-12 schools. Since 2003, NC GreenPower’s donors have 

  • Supported more than 1,075 local renewable energy and carbon offset projects
  • Produced 1 billion kilowatt-hours of green power 
  • Mitigated nearly 106,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases

In 2015, NC GreenPower launched Solar+ Schools to support solar photovoltaic (PV) installations at K-12 schools. They have awarded installations to 57 schools in 39 counties, bringing energy education to more than 43,000 students. Through the NC GreenPower Solar+ Schools initiative, the youth of America are learning how to be stewards of “green” living. 

What is the Solar + Schools Program?

The Solar+ Schools Program offers grants for the installation of 5-kilowatt PV systems at schools throughout North Carolina. Schools receive a system, STEM curriculum and teacher training. The systems can be either top-of-pole mounted or roof mounted and includes an internet-based data monitoring system that allows students to:

  • View and analyze power generation
  • View and analyze weather data

The electricity produced by the system can be used by the school and/or delivered to the electric grid. 

Students learn the importance of solar while also seeing the power generation in real-time through hands-on learning that is meaningful, engaging, and relevant! A student and teacher’s dream! To learn more about the Solar+ Schools Program and how your school can apply, please visit NC GreenPower’s website: https://www.ncgreenpower.org/solar-schools/

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