REC Solar is a California-based leading provider of solar solutions for colleges, universities and school districts. We seek to bring energy savings and sustainability practices to public and private educational institutions. With 100+ completed solar projects for schools totaling 30+ megawatts, REC Solar brings robust experience in overseeing project completions from design, financing, construction, to maintenance. We also strive to go the extra mile by developing solar curriculum and other means of academic enrichment for our school clients.
According to the National Solar Schools Census, there are 3,752 K-12 schools with solar installations, which means nearly 2.7 million American students attend schools with solar energy systems. It’s estimated that over 30 years the schools will collectively see $2.8 billion in energy savings. Beyond the progressive message it sends to students, parents, and the community, it’s simply a smart financial investment in energy security and savings.
More from the Solar Foundation’s report, Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools:
“The 3,727 PV systems have a combined capacity of 490 megawatts (MW), and generate roughly 642,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity each year,equivalent to $77.8 million worth of utility bills and enough clean, renewable energy to offset 50 million gallons of gasoline.”
“Solar potential remains largely untapped. Of the 125,000 K-12 schools in the country, up to 72,000 schools (60%) can “go solar” cost-effectively. Approximately 450 individual schools districts have the potential to save more than $1 million over 30 years by installing a solar PV system.”
Are you a school, university, or public institution curious about solar? Contact REC Solar today to review financing options, ROI details, and case studies to get your solar questions answered.