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What is Renewable Power?

Renewable power is electricity produced from resources – like the sun, wind, water and more. We are helping to generate more renewable power by offering our customers programs that directly support the development of new clean energy facilities.

Duke Energy is working with NC GreenPower, a nonprofit, statewide organization. NC GreenPower gives you the ability to support the development of clean power sources throughout North Carolina.

Here's how it works

Large customers can choose to participate in the NC Renewable Energy Program. The program gives large-volume customers the ability to purchase renewable power at $2.50 per 250-kWh-block. The amount purchased is added to their regular monthly electric bill. A minimum of 40 blocks (4,000 kWh) is required each month to participate.

Why is renewable power so important?

Understand why you should get involved with NC GreenPower.

  • Improves the quality of the environment in North Carolina.

  • Your contributions are tax deductible and pass entirely to the nonprofit, NC GreenPower.

  • Green energy reduces our dependence on fossil fuels.

  • Green energy harnesses natural, sustainable forces to bring you power.

  • Green energy is an investment to future generations.

NC GreenPower

Visit the NC GreenPower website to learn more about NC GreenPower programs, including the Solar+ Schools grant program.

The 2020 Solar+ Schools grant recipients have been announced!

NC GreenPower has awarded 10 North Carolina schools each with a grant worth up to $27,000 for the installation of an educational solar photovoltaic (PV) array. Each school will also receive approximately $14,000 in related benefits that include donated SunPower solar modules, a STEM curriculum and teacher training. 

The 10 schools that accepted the grant are:

  • Hidden Valley Elementary School – Mecklenburg County
  • Island Montessori School – New Hanover County
  • Junius H. Rose High School – Pitt County
  • Mountain View Intermediate School – Macon County
  • NE Academy of Aerospace & Advanced Technologies (NEAAAT) – Pasquotank County
  • Pembroke Elementary – Robeson County
  • Reaching All Minds Academy – Durham County
  • South Stanly High School – Stanly County
  • The Fletcher Academy – Wake County
  • Western Union Elementary – Union County 

The following is a list of selected K-12 schools that, collectively, have generated over 200,000 kWh* in clean energy since the installation of their solar panels, resulting in over $31,000* in energy savings.

  • Meadowview Magnet Middle – Surry County
  • New Bern High – Craven County
  • CE Jordan High – Durham County
  • East Columbus High – Columbus County
  • Carolina International – Cabarrus County
  • Mt. Pleasant High – Cabarrus County
  • Central Park School for Children – Durham County
  • Queens Creek Elementary – Onslow County
  • NC School of Science and Math – Durham County
  • Lake Lure Classical Academy – Rutherford County
  • Cove Creek School – Watauga County
  • Helena Elementary – Person County
  • Richmond Early College High – Richmond County
  • Alleghany High – Alleghany County
  • Uwharrie Charter Academy – Randolph County
  • Edgecombe Early College High – Edgecombe County
  • Rocky Mount Prep School – Nash County
  • West Wilkes High School – Wilkes County
  • Athens Drive Magnet High School – Wake County
  • Charles P. Murray Middle School – New Hanover County
  • Hurley Elementary School – Rowan County
  • Peachland-Polkton Elementary – Anson County
  • Sunny View Elementary – Polk County
  • The Center of Applied Sciences & Tech (COAST) – Brunswick County

*Source: "NC Green Power | Raleigh NC | Solar Schools Overview | Donate Today". NC Greenpower, 2020, https://www.ncgreenpower.org/solar-schools.
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