NC GreenPower Announces Fourth Selection for Solar Schools Pilot

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC GreenPower launched a pilot program on April 1, 2015 to provide matching grants for the installation of a solar PV array at schools, providing clean, green renewable energy in North Carolina. The State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation is partnering to provide a matching challenge grant to increase the solar PV systems from 3 kW to 5 kW. All K-12 schools were encouraged to apply and the positive response received was an indication of strong interest in the program.
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The NC GreenPower Board of Directors created a review committee that met over the summer to evaluate applications and make selections for the pilot. Three of the four selected schools were announced earlier this month:

East Columbus High School, Columbus County Schools

Meadowview Magnet Middle School, Surry County Schools

New Bern High School, Craven County Schools

The fourth and final school to be awarded in the pilot is:

C.E. Jordan High School, Durham County Schools

The pilot schools will have until October 30, 2015 to raise their matching funds and will utilize the NC GreenPower fundraising website,

The SECU Foundation’s matching challenge grant will help qualify each school for a 5 kW solar array system, which will offer an educational tool in the classroom, as well as an energy impact that will likely produce enough renewable energy to power a school’s main office.  The impact saves an estimated 6,570 kilowatt hours with a potential cost savings of $657 annually.