NC GreenPower dedicates third Solar Schools solar PV system at C.E. Jordan High School                                                                            

DURHAM, NC NC GreenPower will celebrate the third of four 5 kW solar PV projects installed at North Carolina schools through the Solar Schools pilot program. Charles E. Jordan High School will hold a ceremony on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 2:45pm. The school is located at 6806 Garrett Road in Durham, N.C.

 

NC GreenPower launched the Solar Schools 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. All K-12 schools were encouraged to apply and the positive response received was an indication of strong interest in the program. Meadowview Magnet Middle School was the first school in the Pilot program to receive a solar PV array.

The solar PV array with the monitoring equipment, weather station and curriculum will serve as an educational tool in the classrooms, and will likely produce enough renewable energy to power the school’s main office.  The solar PV system will save an estimated 6,570 kilowatt hours in electricity with a potential cost savings of $657 annually.

NC GreenPower teamed up with the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation to help expand the Solar Schools pilot.  From 2015 to 2017, SECU Foundation will provide a total investment of up to $140,000, awarding a $10,000 matching challenge grant to 14 K-12 public schools that meet NC GreenPower’s program requirements for the installation of a pole-mounted solar PV system on school campuses. 





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Jordan High School! 


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