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.