NC GreenPower

As a nonprofit, NC GreenPower works hard to help provide a cleaner, greener future for our communities. We continue to see growth in our program, thanks to the support of our donors and volunteers. Since 2003, our donors have helped us to support more than 1,020 renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation projects in North Carolina.


Proving It

See what we've done over the last 17 years

Since 2003, NC GreenPower Donors Supported Nearly

1,060,019 MWh

Of Renewable Energy

delivered onto the electric grid right here in North Carolina.

That's the equivalent to

26,500,490 days

Of Traditional Energy Usage

The average single family home in North Carolina uses approximately 40 kWh of electricity per day

Which is Like Preventing the Consumption Of

858,615,877 lbs


Or Equivalent to Planting


Or Equivalent to Powering


Since the Launch of the Carbon Offset Product in 2008,
Donors have Supported

106,734 Metric Tonnes

Of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

That's the equivalent of Preventing

235,308,231 lbs

Of Methane Gas From Entering the Atmosphere

The average single family home in North Carolina uses approximately 40 kWh of electricity per day

Equivalent to

298,380,541 miles

Not Driven

Or Like Planting




NC GreenPower passes contributions to secure either renewable energy generation or carbon offset mitigation. We are dedicated to providing benefits to all 100 North Carolina counties by creating opportunities for renewable energy and carbon offset producers. That’s why we work with generators of solar energy, wind power, small-scale hydro power, biomass energy and carbon offsets in all parts of the state to support projects for North Carolina. Our goal is to increase the amount of renewable energy and carbon offsets statewide, so we frequently seek new projects. See Become a Generator for information about producing power or carbon offsets for NC GreenPower.


$3 of $4 Model

Contributions to renewable energy, solar schools 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 every month.

NC GreenPower only keeps $1 out of every $4 for program operations, though the majority of that portion just covers the cost of operating the program. NC GreenPower has applied for grants to help pay for most marketing expenses.
The remaining $3 of all contributions are reserved to assist with our education and outreach efforts and to support either renewable energy generation and solar schools grants, or carbon offset mitigation.
And when you contribute to renewable energy, you get the benefits of 125 kWh* of green energy on the grid plus you are helping to install solar PV arrays at NC K-12 schools. Contributions to carbon offsets help mitigate 1,000 lbs of greenhouse gases. *Change from 50 kWh to 125 kWh as of January 1, 2020. Every $4 donation to the renewable energy product will support both green energy projects and our Solar+ Schools grant program.
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