Elementary School To Install Solar PV On Rooftop

UNI-SOLAR photovoltaic rooftop products will be utilized on a new school construction project in Kentucky. Morton Solar & Wind LLC has been awarded a $2.16 million contract to install a 340 kW photovoltaic system on the new Richardsville Elementary School, which is currently under construction near Bowling Green, Ky.

The system will be the largest photovoltaic system in Kentucky to date, and the school is projected to be the first net-zero energy elementary school in the U.S.

The school will employ various energy efficiency technologies in addition to the photovoltaic system, including geothermal HVAC, active solar lighting, efficient kitchen strategies, ICF walls and energy efficient windows.

The photovoltaic system will be a grid-tied system that will feed energy back into the power grid. The school will receive $0.22/kWh for the solar energy from the local utility company funded by the Green Power Partners program of Tennessee Valley Authority.

Morton Solar & Wind will be partnering with Advanced Electrical Systems of Louisville, Ky., on the $2.4 million project.

SOURCE: United Solar

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