Richardsville Elementary School

42101 Bowling Green

We were the first school in the state of KY to go solar! Visit Solarforallschools.org for a full list of solar schools and for resources to help your school go solar.

Jennings Creek Elementary School

42101 Bowling Green

Why did you decide to go solar? Building on WCPS commitment to reduce energy consumption and the impact their schools have on the environment, Jennings Creek features a 327 kw photovoltaic array that will power the entire school with the sun’s energy. Designed to withstand severe winds, the Insulated Concrete Form building structure not only […]

Audubon Elementary School

60618 Chicago

Why did you decide to go solar? We went solar with the Illinois Solar Schools Program, sponsored by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, to teach the value of renewable energy and energy efficiency to K-12 students. By turning school buildings into hands-on science experiments, this program makes science fun and teaches students how their […]

Washington Middle School Johnston

62951 Johnston City

Why did you decide to go solar? We went solar with the Illinois Solar Schools Programs, sponsored by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, to teach the value of renewable energy and energy efficiency to K-12 students. By turning school buildings into hands-on science experiments, this program makes science fun and teaches students how their […]

Johnston City High School

62951 Johnston City

Why did you decide to go solar? We went solar with the Illinois Solar Schools Program, sponsored by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, to teach the value of renewable energy and energy efficiency to K-12 students. By turning school buildings into hands-on science experiments, this program makes science fun and teaches students how their […]

Herrin Junior High School

62948 Herrin

Why did you decide to go solar? We went solar with the Illinois Solar Schools Program, sponsored by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, to teach the value of renewable energy and energy efficiency to K-12 students. By turning school buildings into hands-on science experiments, this program makes science fun and teaches students how their […]

Ewa Beach Elementary School

96706 Ewa Beach

Why did you decide to go solar? With a limited budget and energy use constraints to contend with, HIDOE found a game-changing solution by using microgrids with rooftop PV and distributed energy storage to power new split system air conditioning units to cool individual classrooms. Did anything surprise you about the process of going solar? […]

Waianae High School

96792 Waianae

Why did you decide to go solar? This 240 kW roof top system was installed in two phases on three classroom buildings and a wood shop. Located in the seaside village of Waianae on west coast of Oahu, Waianae High School was part of pilot program initiated by the Hawaii State Department of Education, whereby […]

Maui Preparatory Academy

96761 Lahaina

The project was funded by a power purchase agreement, a PPA, so the school experienced no upfront costs. "The savings Maui Prep will see with the PV system is just one part of the picture. We also are educating our students about the environment and showing them one example of how we can work together […]

Warren Elementary School

05674 Warren

Why did you decide to go solar? The goal of this project is to reduce the town’s operating expenses and their carbon footprint while providing a powerful onsite example of applied renewable energy technology to be utilized in the school’s science curriculum. Do you have any data about your solar system performance? What electricity savings […]

Edward C Reed High School (Washoe County Schools)

89434 Sparks

Why did you decide to go solar? In 2012, The Washoe County School District, in collaboration with Northern Nevada's Hamilton Solar Company, recently installed a collective 1.5 megawatt solar power system at Reed High School. The system is designed as covered parking car ports for student parking. Did anything surprise you about the process of […]

Newark School District

07102 Newark

Why did you decide to go solar? Newark Public Schools partnered with Mercury Solar Systems, recently voted Inc500's "10th Fastest Growing Company," to build both rooftop and carport solar systems on two public schools. Both systems combined produce 1.2 megawatts of power. The solar initiative is part of PSE&G's "Solar 4 All" program and a […]

Chisago Lakes School District

55045 Lindstrom

Why did you decide to go solar? Chisago Lakes School District recently flipped the switch on five rooftop solar projects in the district along with a Community Solar subscription. The solar panel systems will not only save energy dollars but also provide science learning opportunities for students and help to meet the district’s sustainability goals. […]

Odyssey Elementary School

84087 Woods Cross

Why did you decide to go solar? Odyssey Elementary School became the most sustainable, and first net-zero energy school in Utah with design from VCBO Architecture. Due to the success of this project, Davis School District has committed to achieving net-zero energy on all subsequent prototype elementary schools as demonstrated by Kay’s Creek and Canyon […]

Arleta School

97206 Portland

Why did you decide to go solar? The Portland Public Schools PGE Solar Roofs Partnership STEAM Education project is a large effort over several years with a variety of partners in both energy and education sectors to expand solar production and augment STEM/STEAM education. In 2015, the Portland General Electric Renewable Development Fund, comprised of […]

Betty J. Taylor Early Learning Academy (Tulalip, WA)

98271 Marysville

Why did you decide to go solar? In 2015, the Tulalip Tribe opened the doors to the Betty J. Taylor Early Learning Center overlooking scenic Tulalip Bay. This unique, year-round school combines previously dislocated early learning centers including Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, a day care, Montessori school, and Early Head Start. By partnering […]

James John Elementary School

97203 Portland

Why did you decide to go solar? The Portland Public Schools PGE Solar Roofs Partnership STEAM Education project is a large effort over several years with a variety of partners in both energy and education sectors to expand solar production and augment STEM/STEAM education. In 2015, the Portland General Electric Renewable Development Fund, comprised of […]

Alta Loma School District

91701 Rancho Cucamonga

Why did you decide to go solar? Alta Loma School District embarked on a partnership with PFMG Solar, LLC, to bring solar power to all 10 of the district's schools and the District Support Center, and save the district an estimated $8-9 million over the next 25 years. Did anything surprise you about the process […]

Redondo Beach Unified School District

90278 Redondo Beach

Why did you decide to go solar? Solar panels will be installed on 12 campuses in parking lots and open space. Solar shade structures in parking lots will provide shaded parking for faculty, students, and the community. Moreover, the community will benefit from a reduction of more than 16,000 tons of carbon emissions over the […]

Santa Rita Union School District (SRUSD)

93906 Salinas

Why did you decide to go solar? 6 solar PV & SmartStorage energy storage systems exist within the Santa Rita Union School District (SRUSD) in Salinas, California. The systems will provide up to seven hours of power at each school during a grid outage and will also offset the school’s energy and demand usage resulting […]

Grantham & Spring Creek Middle Schools- Wayne County Public Schools

27530 Goldsboro

Why did you decide to go solar? The new school houses 650 students and combines energy conserving building practices with on-site renewable energy generation to produce 40% more energy than the annual operation of each school requires. This “Net Positive” school is equipped with approximately 2,400 roof-mounted photovoltaic solar panels oriented for optimum solar gain. […]

Horry County Schools

29526 Conway

Why did you decide to go solar? Horry County went though to build five new energy positive schools. These "FirstFloor" Horry County schools include Socastee Middle School, Socastee Elementary School, St. James Intermediate School, Ten Oaks Middle School and Myrtle Beach Middle School. All 5 of the brand new schools are designed to produce more […]

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

21401 Annapolis

Why did you decide to go solar? Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), the fifth-largest school system in Maryland (educating approximately 82,000 students in its 125 schools, with administrative staff spread over nine buildings), decided it wanted to add a solar-electric system to is sustainability arsenal. But putting a ground-mounted system on the grounds of […]

St. Anne’s-Belfield School

22903 Charlottesville

Why did you decide to go solar? With a deeply engaged student, parent, and alumni community, St. Anne’s-Belfield was looking for more than just an energy source – they were looking for an opportunity where their curious students could engage in STEM learning opportunities through solar and administrators could see significant energy bill savings while […]

Alice West Fleet Elementary – Arlington County Public Schools

22204 Arlington

Why did you decide to go solar? Fleet Elementary School is the second of three net-zero energy schools for Arlington Public Schools that offers innovative approaches to compact site design, energy efficiency, sustainability, and learning. The school embraces the community scale of the residential neighborhood with a welcoming double-height entry while also situating a four-story […]

Richmond Public Schools

23219 Richmond

Why did you decide to go solar? Secure Futures installed 2.87 megawatts of solar panels on ten campuses of public schools in Richmond, VA. Installation of the solar arrays was completed by the end of 2019. Did anything surprise you about the process of going solar? Through a power purchase agreement with Secure Futures, the […]

Carson City School District

89701 Carson City

Why did you decide to go solar? Nevada’s Carson City School District completed a project to install 1.95 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics at 6 schools. The project is expected to cost the school a total of $950,000 after receiving solar energy rebates for roughly 92 percent of the project from NV Energy. The installations should […]

Norfolk Academy

23502 Norfolk

Why did you decide to go solar? NORFOLK ACADEMY had considered going solar in the past but couldn’t make the numbers work until Ruth McElroy Amundsen, a NASA engineer and involved parent, presented the school with an opportunity to go solar with no upfront capital costs and save on electricity bills for decades to come. […]

Bath County Public School District

24445 Hot Springs

Why did you decide to go solar? Valley Elementary in Bath County has solar panels covering all of its roof, giving it more energy that it needs during the school day, and this is great for the plant, but it's also going to help, both financially and with jobs. 56 percent of the entire school […]

Waco High School

50613 Cedar Falls

Why did you decide to go solar? Waco High School in Waco Community School District was the first school in Iowa to be solar powered, with a district goal to be 100% solar powered. Do you have any data about your solar system performance? What electricity savings have you seen since going solar? See live […]

Cranston High School West

02920 Cranston

Why did you decide to go solar? Cranston High School West is one of two public high schools that serve the students of the city of Cranston, Rhode Island. The City of Cranston and Cranston Public Schools partnered with Newport Renewables to obtain two key grants for the construction of a 50 kW DC solar […]

Kern High School District

93309 Bakersfield

Why did you decide to go solar? In 2014, the Kern High School District (KHSD) in Bakersfield, California was experiencing the effects of budget cuts made to public education after the economic downturn. Slimmer budgets and growing enrollment made it urgent for the district to act on increasing energy costs. The district commissioned an initial […]

Discovery Elementary – Arlington County Schools

22207 Arlington

Why did you decide to go solar? From the outset, Discovery Elementary was designed to be a net-zero building, offsetting all energy consumption with onsite generation. To achieve this, Discovery Elementary installed a 495-kW system comprised of roughly 1,700 roof-mounted solar panels. John Chadwick, associate superintendent and facilities manager, estimates the school saves nearly $100,000 […]

West Bloomfield High School

48323 West Bloomfield

Why did you decide to go solar? The science department at a southeast Michigan high school is now fully powered by solar energy, thanks to the dedication of a teacher and his students. West Bloomfield High School first received a grant for a 3.4 kilowatt (kW) solar array in 2011. This small solar system generated […]

Red Wing Public Schools

55066 Red Wing

Why did you decide to go solar? One of the Country’s Largest Community Solar Projects Goes Live in Red Wing, MN: In the rolling landscapes of Goodhue County, you’ll find an emergence of solar panels, a lot of solar panels. The county installed over one hundred thousand solar panels over the next few years, mostly […]

McLain High School for Science and Tech

74126 Tulsa

Why did you decide to go solar? McLain High School for Science and Technology flipped the switch in 2012 on a new solar array system. The project was partially funded by a $12,500 Henry Bellmon Sustainability Award won in 2010. The Southside Rotary Club of Tulsa, AT&T, Williams, the Osage Nation and ION Solar also […]

Merton Community School District

53056 Merton

Why did you decide to go solar? The Merton Community School District is a K-8 grade public school district located in southeast Wisconsin in the beautiful Village of Merton. We serve roughly 900 students in two schools; Merton Primary School (grades 4-year old kindergarten through fourth grade) and Merton Intermediate School (fifth grade through eighth […]

Batesville School District

72501 Batesville

Why did you decide to go solar? In 2017, Dr. Michael Hester became the superintendent of the Batesville School District. At the time, the district was underfunded by $250,000. His district paid the lowest teacher salaries out of the five districts in Independence County, Arkansas, and he was losing great teachers because of the low […]