31 Mar '18, 11am

It Starts With The Kids: Michigan Schools Part Of Trend To Save $$ With Solar Project

It Starts With The Kids: Michigan Schools Part Of Trend To Save $$ With Solar Project

In a sign of the rapid growth of solar schools, 61% of the solar capacity in K-12 schools has been installed in the last five years. Solar installations on schools have a combined capacity of 910 megawatts (MW) and produce an estimated 1.4 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity annually. That is equivalent to the amount of electricity needed to power over 190,000 homes. The cumulative solar capacity of U.S. K-12 schools grew an impressive 86%, increasing from the 490 MW found in the 2014 Solar Foundation report. Nationwide, 4.4% of schools have a solar installation. Nearly 3.9 million students attend one of these solar schools, meaning that 7.3% of U.S. students attend a school with solar. California leads the nation in school solar adoption with over 489 MW installed, representing 54% of all US school solar PV capacity. New Jersey, Arizona, Massachusetts, and New Yor...

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/03/31/it-starts-with-the-k...

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