NC GreenPower announces fourth selection for Solar Schools pilot

September 14, 2015

Contact: Katie Lebrato, Marketing Communications Director

RALEIGH, NC – NC GreenPower launched a pilot program on April 1, 2015 to provide matching grants for the installation of a solar PV array at schools, providing clean, green renewable energy in North Carolina. The State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation is partnering
to provide a matching challenge grant to increase the solar PV systems from 3 kW to 5 kW. All K-12 schools were encouraged to apply and the positive response received was an indication
of strong interest in the program.

The NC GreenPower Board of Directors created a review committee that met over the summer to evaluate applications and make selections for the pilot. Three of the four selected schools were announced earlier this month:

The fourth and final school to be awarded in the pilot is:

The pilot schools will have until October 30, 2015 to raise their matching funds and will utilize the NC GreenPower fundraising website, My NC GreenPower is an online community for advocates of a cleaner, greener environment in North Carolina to join together for fundraising. Donations as little as $1 can be made to support any campaign. For updates about the pilot, visit their website here:

About NC GreenPower

With the mission of improving the quality of the environment in North Carolina, the nonprofit NC GreenPower was founded in 2003 as a statewide program.  NC GreenPower helps to connect consumers with renewable energy and carbon offset providers to create positive environmental and economic impacts for our state.  All projects supported by the program are located in North Carolina. In 2015, NC GreenPower launched a new pilot to support solar PV installations at K-12 schools. Contributions to NC GreenPower are tax-deductible.  For more information, visit:

About SECU and the SECU Foundation

A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the State of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for 78 years.  The Credit Union also offers a diversified line of financial advisory services including retirement and education planning, tax preparation, insurance, trusts, estate planning and investments through its partners and affiliated entities.  SECU serves 2 million members through 254 branch offices, over 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Contact Centers and a website,  The SECU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded solely by the contributions of SECU members, promotes local community development in North Carolina primarily through high impact projects in the areas of housing, education, healthcare and human services.