NC GreenPower is supported entirely by voluntary contributions from citizens and businesses across the state. In the past, we have applied for grants to help cover a portion of our administration and marketing expenses, but currently we depend primarily on donations to support our projects.
Contributions to renewable energy and carbon offsets are given by individuals and businesses either directly to us, or through their utility. The utilities help us with marketing the program to their customers, billing and collecting donations, and they pass contributions in their entirety to NC GreenPower.
NC GreenPower uses at minimum 75% of all contributions to assist with our education and outreach efforts, and to support either renewable energy generation or carbon offset mitigation. As of 2015, donations made through your utility bill to renewable energy also help support our Solar+ Schools program!