Posts Categorized: Solar for Schools

Solar Energy Costs Continue To Fall in the U.S.

Solar energy costs continue to fall at a healthy clip, making now the right time to go solar
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) released a report which finds that the cost of installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems fell 6-14% in the U.S. in 2012, and another 10-15% in the first… Read more.

California Earns ‘Golden State’ Title, With Focused Efforts on Solar Energy

The demand for clean, renewable and affordable energy continues to increase rapidly. California continues to rise among the leading states in the country that have adopted a strong advocacy for renewable energy, particularly in solar.
According to a recent report from the California Independent System Operator, solar energy will account for the majority of… Read more.

Maximizing ROI with a Solar Tracker

Solar developers, financiers and businesses find themselves under ever-increasing pressure to obtain an economic model to maximize a solar project’s return on investment (ROI). This pressure stems from a rise in demand for solar which has largely been attributed to the decreasing costs in installation and maintenance coupled with increasing energy efficiency. With energy rates… Read more.

The Rise of Solar PV Pricing

We’ve been saying it for quite some time now: The time for going solar is today.
Solar is helping businesses lower current operating costs and deliver more predictable energy costs for the next 30 years. Given that significant increases in electricity rates are predicted over the next decade, now is the time to take advantage… Read more.

Schools are Turning to Solar Power

Energy costs make up a significant portion of operating costs for any company or place of business, and educational institutions certainly aren’t exempt. According to Green Technology Magazine, energy costs for U.S. schools total about $6 billion per year, with much of that consumed energy going to waste. To put that number in context, it… Read more.

Oberlin College Makes USGBC ‘Green Schools’ List

Oberlin College

Oberlin College is named to the U.S. Green Building Council’s “Green Schools” list for their sustainable initiatives.
SPG Solar has been a proud partner, engineering, designing and installing their 2.27 MW solar power system, generating roughly 12 percent of the campus’ electricity. The system is producing more energy by utilizing our SunSeeker single-axis tracker, a… Read more.