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Electrical Contractor Magazine

Electrical Contractor Magazine

Friday, Aug 20th | 9:50 pm
Click here for the original story State incentive programs have been driving solar installation across the country as part of a mission to expand renewable-energy use across facilities including city, county and school district sites. Photovoltaic systems installed in these locations often provide the majority of energy needed to power the hosting building, while facility owners pay no cost for …

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More than 7,000 US schools are solar powered

More than 7,000 US schools are solar powered

Sunday, Nov 8th | 1:15 pm
Click here for the original story More than 7,300 K-12 schools across the country now rely on solar energy to power their operations, according to a new report from nonprofit Generation180, the Solar Foundation and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). That amount of schools that have installed and rely on solar is up roughly 24% since 2017 and 81% since 2014. The …

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Why America's Schools Are Turning Into Solar Power Stations

Why America's Schools Are Turning Into Solar Power Stations

Wednesday, Jul 29th | 8:30 pm
Click here for the original story   On the campus of Galesburg High School in Northwestern Illinois, there is a football field, a track, eight tennis courts, two baseball and two softball diamonds, and an acre of photovoltaic panels capable of generating nearly 1.8 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. The array will knock at least $40,000 off the school’s …

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Illinois ruling is a green light for third-party solar projects

Illinois ruling is a green light for third-party solar projects

Monday, Mar 16th | 8:50 pm
Click here for the original story A February ruling by the Illinois Commerce Commission has smoothed the way for many schools, municipal buildings and nonprofits to obtain solar installations through third-party-owned financing arrangements, a possibility that had been thrown into doubt by utility opposition. Third-party-owned solar installations — in which the building or site owner purchases electricity through a power …

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Lincoln College touts energy savings, education from solar project

Lincoln College touts energy savings, education from solar project

Sunday, Feb 2nd | 10:00 pm
Click here for the original story Annual energy savings of about $100,000 are only part of the attraction for the solar power project at Lincoln College in President David Gerlach’s view. “I want this to be an educational piece for the Lincoln College mission,” Gerlach said. He said the college is also looking into adding pollinator-friendly plants that would not …

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