Solar Energy for Schools

At 1 Source Solar, We Help School Districts, Colleges & Universities Invest in the Future

Solar energy holds powerful potential for local school districts, colleges, and other educational groups. As taxpayer-funded facilities face increasing budget constraints, they need to find sustainable ways to offset rising operating costs. Meanwhile, schools are well-poised to take a leading role in encouraging ecological practices that benefit the planet.

Solar panels for schools also offer teachable opportunities for students in the areas of renewable energy, and environmental sustainability, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The experts at 1 Source Solar have decades of experience working with school boards and university trustees on projects to reduce energy costs and lower their carbon footprints. See how we can make a difference for you.

Solar Energy Helps Schools by:

How Much Will You Save With Solar?

Reducing or eliminating your electric bill by installing solar is an investment that can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Here are some examples of how we’ve made a difference for homeowners.

Northern Iowa Area Community College

  • Power purchase agreement (PPA)
  • System size: 2.55 MW (5,800 solar modules)
  • Purchase by college in year six at a 40% discount.
  • School to receive 100% savings from the solar production after purchase.

See more photos and case studies from our project work by browsing our portfolio.

How 1 Source Solar Serves Your School or University

We know how important your school district’s limited financial resources are. That’s why our project team will provide an initial cost analysis to help you make wise budget decisions from the outset. We then manage the process from start to finish, serving as your engineer, construction manager, and warranty provider throughout your project.

Here are some of the services we will provide you during the process.

Utility Cost Reduction Analysis

We’ll look at your energy usage and create a preliminary design to show how much solar could help you save.

Expert Solar Engineering

Our team will handpick only the best solar products for your project as we design your array. We’ll also handle all of the product procurement.

Safe, Secure Installation

We will manage the construction of your solar panel system with your school’s day-to-day operations in mind, working hand-in-hand with you to keep disruptions to a minimum.

Long-Term Monitoring & Maintenance

We back all of our workmanship with a five-year warranty. We also provide annual usage and maintenance contracts to support you through your system’s lifespan.

Your School Could Be Eligible for These Financial Incentives

School districts and universities may be tax-exempt, but there are still many financial incentives available to them that are specific to solar installation. Talk with us to discuss how you could leverage these programs, or to learn about other grants or financing opportunities.

Ready to Learn More? Contact the Experts at 1 Source Solar Today