NC GreenPower

The current energy and environmental climate worldwide has helped consumers become far more educated on issues relating to renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation. Consumers are also more motivated than ever before to actually do something about it. Although NC GreenPower is benefiting from this growth in awareness, we still face challenges to increase our signup base. As people continue to use energy and create a larger carbon footprint as a result of changes in modern society, it’s more important than ever to address the fact that these activities have more of an impact on the environment. NC GreenPower is here to stay involved, gather support, and increase awareness in our state as a starting point. We know we can’t solve everything, but we are working hard to address these issues, which is why we need to continue to get donations to increase our ability to tackle the problems we encounter.


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Green Power in NC

Prior to the creation of NC GreenPower in 2003, the renewable energy landscape in North Carolina was very bare. There were very few large solar installations, wind turbines were practically nonexistent and less than a dozen landfill methane-to-energy projects were in operation.

Fast forward to today and North Carolina boasts a ranking of 3rd in the nation in 2014 for solar PV installations. Total registered renewable energy projects statewide: more than 2,500 registered solar PV installations; more than 60 wind turbines; nearly 70 hydroelectric facilities; about 30 landfill energy projects operational.


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Our Role

NC GreenPower was a landmark initiative and the first of its kind in the nation. The program connects people to renewable energy and carbon offset projects. By offering anyone the ability to support a cleaner future for North Carolina for as little as $4 a month, we bridge the gap between those who are unable to develop their own projects with those who need additional financial support through our incentive program.

Donations are used to subsidize the additional costs of new and innovative projects. Supporting alternative projects, such as wind power and animal waste methane capture, initially cost more upfront than traditional projects. When you donate to NC GreenPower, you are helping to support these cleaner, greener facilities. And while green power may not be going to the individual contributor’s home, renewable energy projects add their electrons to North Carolina’s power supply for the benefit of all North Carolinians. Carbon offset projects provide a cleaner atmosphere for surrounding areas.


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$3 of $4 Model

NC GreenPower only keeps $1 out of every $4 for program operations. NC GreenPower has applied for grants to help pay for most of our 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 or carbon offset mitigation. Starting on April 1, 2015, donations to renewable energy will also help support our new Solar Schools pilot program!

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Corporate Sponsorship

Whether you are developing your environmental initiative or just looking for ways to strengthen it,
NC GreenPower can help. Add your organization to the list of corporate sponsors who are supporting NC GreenPower and our efforts to improve North Carolina’s environment. Sign up today!

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Proving It

Since the inception of the program in 2003,
NC GreenPower contributors have supported more than 411 million kilowatt hours of cleaner, greener renewable energy and more than 10,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas mitigation. Supporting our program is good for the environment and good for N.C.