National Solar Schools News: North Carolina Solar Panel Pilot Project

By Jared Brumbaugh, North Carolina Public Radio East

NC GreenPower plans to install a small 3-5 kW solar PV array at awarded schools, equipped with monitoring equipment that will send data to a website for students to use in classroom lessons.

NC GreenPower plans to install a small solar PV array at awarded schools, equipped with monitoring equipment that will send data to a website for students to use in classroom lessons.

A new statewide pilot program is giving students an opportunity to learn hands on about renewable energy. New Bern High is one of four schools across North Carolina that received a grant to construct a 5kW solar panel system on site.  Earth and Environmental Science Teacher Sandy Parker applied for the grant in Spring of this year and found out three months later that they had received fundingContinue reading.