SCHOTT Solar PV Inc. and Albuquerque, N.M.-based Consolidated Solar Technologies (CST) have inaugurated a 50 kW PV system at Dulce High School in Dulce, N.M. The system is the fourth in the state to be funded through a grant system initiated in 2009 using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
This ground-mounted system uses more than 200 Albuquerque-made SCHOTT POLY solar modules and will yield an energy savings to the school of around $15,000 annually, according to SCHOTT. Dulce Independent Schools, which consists of three state-of-the-art learning facilities on the Jicarilla Apache Nation reservation, is one of 15 school districts in the state to be selected through the competitive grant process.
The array will be integrated into calculus, engineering, physics and other classes using interactive, real-time system monitoring software. This is the second solar array to incorporate PV solar education at Dulce High School.
SOURCE: SCHOTT Solar PV Inc.