Post Tagged with: "schools"

McKinstry installs solar array at Wisconsin High School, offsets nearly 40 percent

McKinstry installs solar array at Wisconsin High School, offsets nearly 40 percent

April 7, 2021 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

The Algoma School District in Wisconsin worked with McKinstry to design, install, commission and monitor a 185 kW-dc solar PV fixed tilt ground-mount system installed at the Algoma High School. The project will generate a yearly 253 MWh of solar energy, saving the district on utility costs while increasing sustainabilityRead More

Two bills in Florida would legalize power purchase agreements for schools (finally)

Two bills in Florida would legalize power purchase agreements for schools (finally)

March 12, 2021 at 9:56 am 0 comments

In Florida, Senator Lori Berman and Representative Omari Hardy introduced no-brainer legislation (SB 1718/HB 1611) this week to make it easier for schools to save money by installing solar. The bills would legalize power purchase agreements (PPAs) so that schools can go solar with no upfront cost. Sixty-four organizations immediately calledRead More

ForeFront Power delivers solar power to Mooseheart Child City and School in Illinois

ForeFront Power delivers solar power to Mooseheart Child City and School in Illinois

February 11, 2021 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

ForeFront Power announced commercial operation of the largest solar project in Kane County, Ill. With 7,384 panels, the 2.8-MW project delivers power to the Mooseheart Child City and School, a non-profit residential childcare facility for children and teens in need. The project created more than 44 jobs during the constructionRead More

Sigora Solar, Isle of Wight County Schools bring solar power to the Virginia county

Sigora Solar, Isle of Wight County Schools bring solar power to the Virginia county

February 10, 2021 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

  Sigora Solar is partnering with Isle of Wight County Schools to install solar at seven county schools, making them some of first in the region to transition to clean, reliable energy while saving money and providing educational opportunities for students. Sigora signed a power purchasing agreement (PPA) to installRead More

Silicon Valley Clean Energy pilots ‘smart and resilient’ solar school model with Extensible Energy, CEL

Silicon Valley Clean Energy pilots ‘smart and resilient’ solar school model with Extensible Energy, CEL

February 9, 2021 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

In Santa Clara County and across the nation, K-12 solar-powered schools are being affected by grid instability; many are planning to add energy storage for resiliency. However, due to limited budgets schools are searching for new ways to reduce the utility costs of a traditional solar-only school. Silicon Valley CleanRead More

Check out this school solar array that features student art contest winners

Check out this school solar array that features student art contest winners

January 25, 2021 at 3:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Take a look at this cool, 1-MW solar array that was also a unique hands on STEAM learning experience for elementary school children at KCSD96 in Illinois. The Challenge: Performance Services, a solar developer serving the K-12 and higher education markets, was faced with a unique and forward-thinking requirement fromRead More

Schools partner on solar project, use sheep to maintain fields

This co-located solar array serving two Arkansas school districts is also part of agriculture curriculum

January 20, 2021 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

Cedar Ridge Schools and Midland School District teamed up to improve their districts with a new solar facility. The array, a 1.36-MWdc single-axis tracking system provided by Entegrity, was inaugurated during a “Flip the Switch” ceremony with students, staff, solar implementation team, policymakers, and the sheep that maintain the solarRead More

The college is expected to offset its total energy consumption by 22.5%, making the campus one of the greenest in the state.

Joliet Junior College adds solar array to power 22 percent of the campus via Pivot Energy

January 19, 2021 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

Pivot Energy and Joliet Junior College in Illinois (JJC) have completed and activated the 1.3-megawatt onsite solar system at JJC’s Main Campus. The solar array, with 3,542 solar panels, was installed by national solar developer Pivot Energy and will save the college more than $1.6 million in electricity expenses overRead More

These Santa Barbara School District solar microgrids have a resilience model others should copy

These Santa Barbara School District solar microgrids have a resilience model others should copy

September 30, 2020 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

In a big win for clean local energy and resilience in the Santa Barbara region, the Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) Board unanimously voted last week to proceed with Solar Microgrid projects throughout the District, along with additional standalone solar projects. For the Santa Barbara Unified Solar Plus EnergyRead More

Students in Salt Lake City drive school district to 100 percent clean energy commitment

Students in Salt Lake City drive school district to 100 percent clean energy commitment

June 15, 2020 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Earlier this month, the Salt Lake City District School board passed a resolution unanimously establishing the goal of transitioning the school district to 100% clean electricity by 2030, and off of fossil fuels for heating and transportation by 2040. This effort was led by students from Salt Lake’s three majorRead More