NC GreenPower, an independent nonprofit working to expand public knowledge of cleaner energy technologies to North Carolinians, has opened the application period for its annual Solar+ Schools grant program as of January 2, 2021. Solar+ Schools, started in 2015, provides grants to install educational solar PV systems at K-12 schools in the state.
All K-12 schools in North Carolina are eligible to apply. The grant application window will close February 28. If you think a school in your community would be a good fit for the program, we encourage you to share this information with them.
NC GreenPower has provided several resources to help communities spread the word:
- NC GreenPower Solar+ Schools Media Kit – contains post samples and graphics for email and social media use both before the grant opens (December 2020) and during the application period (January-February 2021).
- FAQ – contains background information on NC GreenPower and FAQs about the Solar+ Schools program.
Customer Donation Option
Utilities can also provide customers with the option to contribute to NC GreenPower through their utility bill. The program is designed to support renewable energy, carbon offset projects, and provide grants for educational solar installations at K-12 schools in North Carolina. For every $4 donated, 125 kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy is supplied to the electric grid in North Carolina. Each donation also supports the Solar+ Schools program in the state. Click here to read more.