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Solar panels for schools

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Trenton Poff

on 10 January 2018

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Transcript of Solar panels for schools

What They Cost
Solar Panels
Solar panels for schools
Savings
- Avoid Utility costs and rate spikes
- If you are in a state with SREC, you gain more money if you sell your excess electricity to the grid
- Can save up to $25000 in 20 years
Reasons to go solar
How they work
Silicon (an element contained in sand) will gain an electric charge when exposed to sunlight.
PV system
:
1. Solar photovoltaic panels- collect sunlight
2. Inverters- take the charge and converts it to direct current.
- String, Micro, Power optimizers
3. Racking and mounting system
- Track and Fixed
4. Performance monitoring system

Different Variety
You can get them as Panels, Roofing, Walls, Floors, Sidewalks and even as a battery pack for your phone
Maintenance
- Hardly any need for repairs or replacements
- Solar panels are very durable
- Should be mounted at a 15 degree angle to be self cleaning from snow or rain
- All dependent on what you want in a solar panel and what state you live in
- Base price is around $11,600 for a functional system
- Get rid of electric bills
- Self sufficient
- Environmentally friendly
- Increase property values - a standard 6 kilowatt solar PV system can add up to $24000 a home’s resale value

Resource

https://www.energysage.com/solar/
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