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February 6, 2022

K-12 Eligible for NC GreenPower Solar+ Schools Grant

Did you know NC GreenPower Solar+ Schools is providing grants for the installation of a 5kW solar PV system to K–12 schools in North Carolina? Grant winners will also receive related benefits, including a weather station, data monitoring, a STEM curriculum, and teacher training.

How does the Solar+ Schools grant program work?

The Solar+ Schools grant program enables NC GreenPower to foster education and awareness efforts around renewable energy in communities and provide educational solar technology and curriculum to both educators and students in North Carolina.

NC GreenPower estimates that there will be funding for 10 to 20 school grants for this year’s program. The more donations that NC GreenPower receives, the more schools they are able to award each year! The grant covers a portion of the system’s costs, and the selected school must fundraise to pay for the balance of the costs. Any K-12 school in North Carolina may apply for a grant, and NC GreenPower will provide online tools to assist with raising the remaining funds.

Interested in applying for a grant? NC GreenPower is now accepting applications for the NC GreenPower Solar+ Schools Education grant program now through Feb. 28.  To apply, visit ncgreenpower.org/solar-schools.

Support Solar+ Schools

By supporting the NC GreenPower Solar+ Schools Education program, you can help provide a way for local NC schools to enhance STEM education for thousands of students and support cleaner energy. For as little as $4 a month, Union Power members can voluntarily contribute on their utility bill to help support these efforts. Each $4 donation provides grants for a solar package at schools in our state AND generates 125 kWh of green energy. Contributions are tax-free and qualify as a tax-deductible contribution for income tax purposes.

Sign up today and begin contributing with your next electric bill. It’s easy to participate! Just visit union-power.com/renewable-energy/nc-greenpower to learn more and to sign up. Remember, you have the power to make a difference!