Over the summer, contractors were busy installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on six of our schools. The new systems now are producing renewable energy at Albemarle and Monticello high schools; Sutherland Middle School; and Baker-Butler, Brownsville and Greer elementary schools. You can enjoy a time-lapse video of the Albemarle High School installation.
The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project offers free curriculum resources for each grade level. The “Schools Going Solar” unit is designed specifically to support and incorporate installed PV systems into the classroom learning environment. We are working on a NEED solar workshop and will let teachers know when this opportunity is available. The workshop will provide detailed lessons on utilizing the data collected from the solar PV systems. Solar charging picnic tables soon will be installed at Albemarle High School, Sutherland Middle School, and the Environmental Studies Academy.
Solar PV system production and weather data are available publicly through SolrenView. You may search each school site by name or use the direct hyperlinks below:
- Albemarle High School
- Monticello High School
- Mortimer Sutherland Middle School
- Baker Butler Elementary School
- Brownsville Elementary School
- Mary Carr Greer Elementary School
Under each project’s “Site Analytics” tab, you can select a range of output based on various time frames and by inverter, meter, or from the weather station.
Please contact Lindsay Snoddy if you would like additional information about the systems or the Solar Power Purchase Agreement.