Forest Lake, MN School Solar Project Ahead of Schedule

February 19, 2016 By Carl Weinschenk

rooftop solar Energy ManageThe Forest Lake (MN) school district began installing solar panels at several buildings in the autumn. The installation, according to The Lowdown, have gone more quickly than anticipated due to the warm winter weather.

The story says that the project eventually will include almost 6,300 panels across the school district. The district is getting help from Xcel energy, Apex Efficiency Solutions and TruNorth. An investor – who is not named in the story – funded the creation of the system and will maintain and insure the panels. After 20 years, the district will have the option of buying the infrastructure. Annual savings of more than $200,000 is expected.

In a podcast, officials of the Marana, AZ school system say that they expect to save $175,000 annually through the deployment of solar panels.

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