Solar For Schools

Solar Profile: LeafSpring School

Installation in progress at LeafSpring

Installation in progress at LeafSpring

The Opportunity

A Charlotte-area preschool known for innovative learning was thinking big about facility improvements. In 2017, Renu Energy Solutions proposed a 40-kiloWatt photovoltaic solar system for the south roof. The arrays would be fully visible from the main outdoor play area, and the leadership team at LeafSpring School, formerly Rainbow Station preschool was thrilled from the beginning to incorporate solar power into their students’ experience. Solar would also deeply reduce the energy from the grid that the school uses to power the building daily.

 

LeafSpring School solar array

Actual aerial image of LeafSpring’s solar

The Commitment

LeafSpring School owner Parks Hunter said the solar energy system would be an extension of the school’s core values, saying, “We are constantly looking to set the standard in all aspects of early childhood education. “Going solar is an example of LeafSpring School continuing to raise the bar and be the leader in early childhood education.”

The solar project has been the subject of news coverage on Spectrum Cable News Charlotte

Solar at LeafSpring

Solar at LeafSpring

The Results

LeafSpring School demonstrates leadership in sustainability through its solar project. By investing in solar the facility is contributing to cleaner air for a healthier world. The system is estimated to save $4,000 in electricity costs in the first year by producing over 55,000 kiloWatt-hours of clean power.

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