Our new solar farm (called an array) will be made of 578 panels, each one containing 72 cells. It will be located on the north side of our parking lot, visible as you pass by on Highway 6.
Each year, the array will generate 265,000 KW hours of power! That's equal to:
33 tons of coal
7, 361 gallons of gasoline
212,000 cups of brewed coffee
Beyond energy and cost savings, this project impacts the classroom via Sun FundED's platform, SAMI, which stands for Sustainability, Academia, Marketplace, Innovation.
SAMI is a web-based portal that teaches STEM concepts through solar technology.
Lesson plans for teachers
Real projects uploaded by teachers & industry experts
Practical, trades-focused modules and content
FIRST OF ITS KIND
How is the NEO and Sun FundED partnership unique? Because Sun FundED believes in being a service company rather than being another vendor.
The project is more than installing solar panels. Instead, Sun FundED partnered with NEO to help acquire the funding, facilitate the install, and then provide learning opportunities through the SAMI platform. NEO and Sun FundED remain partners for the life of the contract, with the aim to elevate NEO through solar services.