NC GreenPower

Featured School – Lake Lure Classical Academy

For this month’s featured school, NC GreenPower chatted with Tom Keever, Executive Director of Lake Lure Classical Academy. Located in Lake Lure, the N.C. school is a K-12 public charter school with a passion for sustainability and experiential education. Bringing on this school was a slew of firsts for NC GreenPower: it was the first school to already have $10,000 in grant funds set aside for a solar installation before applying for our grant, the first to be selected from Rutherford County, and the first applicant whose efforts were student-driven rather than from an educator or administrator. Senior Tanner Riley approached faculty member Ryan Lubbers about applying for the NC GreenPower solar schools grant for his senior project. From the beginning, it has …[ MORE ]

Posted in North Carolina, Solar, Solar Schools Tagged , on February 15, 2019

Reasons to apply for an NCGP Solar Schools grant

NC GreenPower is excited to announce we are accepting applications for the fourth year of our Solar Schools Program starting January 2, 2018 through February 28! The NC GreenPower Solar Schools Pilot provides grants for a 3-5 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) educational project, complete with a weather station, real-time monitoring, curriculum and training for teachers. Any K-12 school in North Carolina may apply for a 50% matching grant, up to $10,000. Schools are reviewed on a number of criteria – more information about the application process and eligibility requirements can be found in the Application Information document.   Are you interested in applying but need some help getting your principal on board with the Solar Schools Program? Here are some …[ MORE ]

Posted in Solar, Solar Schools Tagged , , , , on January 25, 2018

Earth Month 2017 with NC GreenPower

This year’s official national Earth Month campaign was all about environmental & climate literacy. The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 helped jump start the modern environmental movement, inspiring people worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to a healthy and sustainable world. Earth Day is just one day, but there are opportunities to get involved all month long. For NC GreenPower this meant a month full of environmental education, energy, learning, and fun. Every year we get dozens of requests throughout the months leading up to April. Whether it’s giving presentations, attending earth events, fairs and expos, or handing out our fun color-change cups, NC GreenPower is all about helping North Carolinians learn about renewable energy and the impact they …[ MORE ]

Posted in Volunteer Tagged , , , on May 26, 2017