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Solar Power Coming to The COAST

BIG NEWS for Brunswick County Schools!
The COAST(Center of Applied Sciences and Technology) is one of five NC schools to be awarded a NC Greenpower grant worth up to $10,000 for the installation of a massive educational solar photovoltaic (PV) array on the campus.   Students in the COAST's flagship course, Clean Energy Technology, will use the date and experience from the opportunity to further develop the skills to solve tomorrow's energy issues today. 

“The NC GreenPower Solar grant will provide students with an awesome opportunity to work with solar technology and data collection in a real and meaningful way," Clean Energy Technology Instructor Dr. Daniel Richardson said.  "Students will be able to analyze power production in real time and use that information to inform their own decisions about projects in the Clean Energy classes. Being able to see the technology and work with it first hand is a powerful learning tool and I can’t wait to share it with the students.”  


NC Greenpower officials say the solar PV system will also have an energy impact by producing enough renewable energy to power the school's main office.  You can find more information about this pilot program at


NC Greenpower is matching the COAST's fundraising for the solar PV up to $10,000.  The school has until the end of September to raise the funds.  Anyone who would like to make an online donation can visit this fundraising page:


The State Employees Credit Union Foundation is also donating $15,000 to the COAST to increase the size of the solar installation.  


You can read more about The COAST, Brunswick County's new Career/Technical share-time facility, by CLICKING HERE.


Sign of The COAST