Solarize McDougle

Help us fund an educational 1 kW community solar photovoltaic array at McDougle Middle School and Carrboro Public Library
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Drew Chandler
Environment
Carrboro, North Carolina
United States
3 Team Members

Short Summary

We are Solarize Carrboro, a local initiative whose mission is to bring affordable solar power to the people of North Carolina. We believe this is the best way to bring lower energy costs, self-reliance, and energy independence in a way that protects our environment and lifestyle for future generations.

UNC Chapel Hill student interns Drew Chandler and Michael Balot joined the Solarize Carrboro initiative in the spring of 2014 and have worked closely with McDougle Middle School students and teachers to get this project off the ground.

This project will only make a small dent in the total energy footprint of McDougle Middle School and the Carrboro Public Library, but it will do immeasurable good in educating our youth about renewable energy and community activism.

What We Need & What You Get

We need $8,000 to build this array and install the web-based solar monitoring software that will really transform the project into an educational tool. Check out our unique perks on the right, and please donate what you can!

The Impact

By contributing to this project, you will be supporting McDougle students and Carrboro residents who want to learn more about how solar photovoltaic power works.

  • The solar array will have real-time web-monitoring software so anyone can see how much energy the panels are producing at any given time from any location with an internet connection!
  • We have already had over 200 people sign up for the free home solar assessment in Carrboro, so we know that people are interested in going solar!
  • Teaching this generation about how solar energy works will foster future leaders who care about the country's energy policy

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't contribute monetarily, we would still love to have your help! If you live in Carrboro, sign up for a free solar assesment or simply join our mailing list at: http://www.solarizenc.org/

  • You can also share our campaign via social media or by word of mouth!
  • Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns or if you want to volunteer with Solarize Carrboro

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$2,040USD
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$8,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on May 24, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Email thank-you

    Have your name listed as a donor on our Solarize Carrboro email list at the end of the project.

    1 claimed
  • $20USD
    Hand-written note

    In addition to being recognized on our email list, you will receive a hand-written thank-you not from a McDougle student

    0 claimed
  • $30USD
    Solarize Carrboro T-Shirt

    One of our much sought after Solarize Carrboro T-Shirts. 100% organic cotton and comes in the size of your choice.

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $50USD
    Watt Donor and t-shirt

    In addition to receiving a hand-written thank you note and a Solarize Carrboro t-shirt, you will be recognized as a Watt donor on a plaque near the solar array.

    6 claimed
  • $100USD
    Kilowatt Donor

    In addition to the receiving a hand-written thank you note, you will receive a Solarize Carrboro t-shirt. You also will be recognized as a Kilowatt donor on a plaque near the solar array.

    4 claimed
  • $250USD
    Megawatt donor

    In addition to the receiving a hand-written thank you note, you will be recognized as a Megawatt donor on a plaque near the solar array.

    2 claimed
  • $500USD
    Gigawatt Donor

    In addition to the receiving a hand-written thank you note, you will receive a Solarize Carrboro t-shirt. You also will be recognized as a Gigawatt donor on a plaque near the solar array.

    0 claimed
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