Duke Energy announced yesterday that it is paying for solar panels at seven schools in North Carolina.
The $300,000 in grants will pay for 100 percent of the cost of the projects. The schools are East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill; Gaston Day School in Gastonia; Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg; Lower Creek Elementary School in Lenoir; Olympic High School in Charlotte; RS Central High School in Rutherfordton and South Stokes High School in Walnut Cove.
The grant program was open to all K-12 schools in the state served by Duke Energy Carolinas. The work will be done by NC GreenPower.
Schools in North Carolina are paying attention to energy. The Union Daily Times reported yesterday that the Union County School Board had received an update on HVAC upgrades to two elementary schools. The report said that a way was found to get the work done for $300,000 less than initially budgeted.