PROJECT WILL SAVE 96 TONS OF CO2 EMISSIONS ANNUALLY AND REDUCE UTILITY BILLS
Kennesaw, GA – Foundations for the Future School, a private learning academy for child care and elementary grades, will inaugurate its use of solar energy this fall with an installation created by Kennesaw-based Creative Solar USA.
The school serves 200 students in two buildings on its Kennesaw campus, where solar arrays on each building totaling output of 95 kilowatts will soon begin to supply power to the campus.
The solar installation is just one aspect of the school’s longstanding commitment to principles of sustainability, Lynn McKinnon, Head of School, says. Although the school administration has been interested in solar energy since Foundations School was founded in 2004, the cost of solar installation did not reach affordable levels until recent years.
“We were new to solar and it’s very technical,” McKinnon said. “Creative Solar USA was very helpful and responsive to our questions.”
Thanks to the attention devoted to every aspect of the installation, Foundations for the Future will enjoy the benefits of clean, renewable energy. Its utility bill savings are expected to cover its investment in equipment within 10-12 years with no increase in annual expenditures. Then, because the panels have a generating lifespan of more than 35 years, the school can look forward to significant savings over the life of the installation.
Russell Seifert, CEO of Creative Solar USA, said he is particularly gratified to help a local school spend money wisely while reducing its carbon footprint.
“With solar energy, the cost of fuel never rises. Foundations for the Future can look forward to using its energy savings to benefit its students in other ways,” he said. “At Creative Solar USA, we are passionate about ensuring cleaner air and water for this growing generation to enjoy. This opportunity to take the mystery out of solar installation and create an asset the school can be proud of for decades to come is the essence of what we do.”
Offsetting 96 tons of CO2 annually, the solar panels save environmental degradation equivalent to taking a dozen cars permanently off the road or planting 70 new trees. For more information, visit www.creativesolarusa.com.
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