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. In 2015, NC GreenPower launched a new program to support solar PV installations at North Carolina K-12 schools.
NC GreenPower Solar Schools was launched on April 1, 2015. This pilot program uses a portion of NC GreenPower’s donations to provide matching grants for the installation of small solar photovoltaic (PV) systems (3-5 kilowatts, or kW) at North Carolina schools, providing clean, green, renewable energy. The Solar Schools pilot funds any eligible North Carolina K-12 school and gives teachers valuable tools to educate students about renewable energy.