PBS and their member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS’s educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way.
Recently, k12 Energy, specializing in energy saving, solar systems for non-profits installed a 690 kilowatt solar system on the top of a mountain in northern California to enable, green solar power to run PBS towers and repeaters.
This was a $1.4 million project with a Power Purchase Agreement built at no cost to PBS. PBS purchases the green solar electricity at a much lower rate than from the utility.
K12 used a large pile driver to push steel posts into the ground so no concrete was needed.
The mission of k12 Energy
k12 specifically works with getting nonprofit energy projects funded without affecting their budget. There is no upfront money required. Savings starts from day one. Their unique nonprofit energy project funding program is able to keep prices low and pass the savings on to their customers. k12 has completed over $350 million in developed projects.
Have you checked out our YouTube page?
We have a ton video interviews and additional content on our YouTube page. Recently we debuted Power Forward! -- a collaboration with BayWa r.e. to discuss higher level industry topics as well as best practices / trends for running a solar business today.
Our longer running side project is The Pitch -- in which we have awkward discussions with solar manufacturers and suppliers about their new technology and ideas so that you don't have to. We've discusses everything from residential rail-less deck attaching and home solar financing to large-scale energy storage value stacking and utility-driven new home solar + storage microgrids.
We also post our Project of the Year announcements there! Interviews with this year's winners will be up starting the week of Nov. 8. Head there and subscribe today to stay on top of all this extra stuff.