Washington Waldorf School’s Middle School is thrilled for the chance to participate in the national solar tour. Founded in 1969, the Washington Waldorf School is a Pre-K through 12th Grade independent school located right outside Washington, DC in Bethesda, MD.
In May 2021, Washington Waldorf School flipped the switch on solar panels with an estimated output of 279,800 kilowatt hours. The 577 panel rooftop system provides electricity for the school and any excess power generated will feed into the grid. According to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalency Calculator, these kilowatt hours are equivalent to the carbon offset of 43 cars driven for one year, the carbon sequestration of 243 acres of U.S. forests for one year, or greenhouse gas emissions avoided if 67.4 tons of waste were recycled rather than added to a landfill.