NC GreenPower Launches Pilot to Install Solar PV

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Following a two-year strategic planning process, NC GreenPower is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot program to provide matching grants for the installation of solar PV at schools, providing clean, green renewable energy in North Carolina. The application is available as of April 1, 2015 and submissions will be due June 1, 2015.

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Any school representative wishing to apply for the NC GreenPower Solar School grant should visit http://www.ncgreenpower.org/solar-schools-pilot/ for more information and to download an application. Submissions will be due by 5:00 pm EDST on Monday, June 1, 2015.

The NC GreenPower Solar Schools pilot will provide matching funds to North Carolina K-12 schools who cannot afford solar technology, giving teachers valuable tools to educate students about renewable energy. NC GreenPower will divert a portion of its current donations to fund small (2-3 kW) solar PV installations at local schools. In its first year, the pilot program expects to be able to supply at least three and potentially as many as five schools with solar PV systems.

Any K-12 school in North Carolina may apply, though special emphasis will be made to target Tier 1 counties with the most need. Schools will be eligible for a 50% matching grant, up to $10,000, and NC GreenPower will assist the school with raising the balance of funds required.