Schools going solar with $300,000 program
from Duke Energy and NC GreenPower
Duke Energy, through Raleigh-based nonprofit NC GreenPower, will invest $300,000 in solar PV systems for up to 10 schools in the state. The program will spur the generation of more clean energy, while creating a learning environment for students.
Modeled after NC GreenPower’s Solar Schools program, this particular initiative will pay for 100 percent of the installation costs for rooftop or top-of-pole mounted systems on school property. The program also provides monitoring equipment, training and curriculum to students and teachers. Schools must apply through NC GreenPower for consideration.
Any K-12 school served by Duke Energy Carolinas in the state of North Carolina may apply. Consideration will be given to schools who have expressed past interest in solar or schools in economically challenged Tier 1 counties. NC GreenPower will use approved solar installation companies to manage the installation process for interested schools. With a typical 5-kilowatt installation, each solar PV system is about the equivalent of planting more than 1,000 trees a year.
Schools must apply by Dec. 2, 2016. Recipients will be named by Feb. 25, 2017. Full press release here.
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