With the school’s brand new 63.8 kW solar system, students admire it walking between their classrooms to the blacktop playground area. Thanks to this new solar system, teachers are expanding their curriculum with educating on the power the sun provides. As well as how the solar panels capture this power to create the school’s electricity. A link to the solar system’s web-based monitoring is also provided in the school’s weekly and monthly newsletters so members of the Miramonte School community can view the electricity being produced from the school’s new solar system.


In addition to adding renewable energy education into the curriculum, this solar system will reduce Miramonte’s operating costs. They chose to procure their system through a no money down operating lease program. Providing them with instant savings, this also enables them to hedge against future utility cost increases. Their solar system is reducing their electric bill by approximately $23,000 in its first year of operation. In addition, generate over $700,000 in savings over the next 25 years. As a result, these additional funds in their operating budget, Miramonte School will be able to add new educational opportunities for their students for decades to come.

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