30 Sep '14, 2pm

Solar PV Installations Quintuple Across K-12 Schools

In a first of its kind report prepared with the aid of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and grant money courtesy the U.S. Department of Energy, Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools found there are a total of 3,727 public and private K-12 schools throughout the United States with installed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Of those, a stunning 3,000 have been installed in the last six years alone, effectively quintupling solar proliferation. “That’s an astounding statistic,” said Andrea Luecke, President and Executive Director of TSF. “We see it as a movement, and the more schools are willing to serve as models for others, and to offer their testimonials, the more of a multiplier effect it will have.” Currently, the entire installed PV capacity of those 3,727 schools is almost 490 MW. Total generation capacity for all states combined is 642,155,676...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014...

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