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Sunsense Schools

Now you can help students learn about the importance of renewable energy. As a residential customer, you can participate in SunSense® Schools – a program that helps provide funding for energy education and photovoltaic (PV) solar panels for schools. The program:

  • Provides teachers and students with valuable interactive learning experiences.
  • Awards PV systems to public schools through a competitive selection process. Find out how schools can apply to receive a PV system. See a complete list of 2011 winners.
  • Is easy to support and requires no out-of-pocket expense from you.

How to support SunSense Schools

Step 1:  Enroll in Duke Energy’s free EnergyWise Home℠ program.

Step 2:  Sign up for the SunSense Schools program.

When you participate in the EnergyWise Home program you’ll receive monthly credits on your energy bill.* When you sign up for the SunSense Schools program, your EnergyWise credits are automatically contributed to the program. **

*Contributions will be issued monthly when total electric usage is 600 kWh or higher. Contributions are pro‑rated according to usage above 600 kWh. Depending on the options selected, participants must have electric centrally ducted heating and cooling or heating and water heating.

**Contributions are not tax-deductible and are voluntary. The SunSense schools program requires a minimum 2-year participation. You have the option to participate in the EnergyWise Home program without participating in the SunSense schools program.