Standard Solar has completed a seven-site solar project for Flushing Community School District in Flushing, Michigan. In a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership, Standard Solar designed, built, financed and will operate and maintain solar arrays at all seven schools within the Flushing Community School District. The renewable energy generated by the 956.8 kilowatts of combined arrays is estimated to save the school district $45,000 annually and $900,000 over the course of the contract.
Roof-mounted arrays were installed on Springview Elementary, Central Elementary, Seymour Elementary, Early Child Center and Flushing Middle School. Ground-mounted arrays were installed at Elms Elementary and Flushing High School.
“We have always made energy conservation and global citizenship a priority. When we began to explore the possibilities of further improving the efficiencies of our buildings and modeling for our students the importance of renewable energy, this project came to life. We are truly excited to be considered a leader in the use of renewable energy,” said Tim Stein, superintendent of Flushing Community Schools.
“Through our public-private partnership, we provide access to expertise and innovation at each stage of the project development, significantly adding value to educational facilities like Flushing Community Schools who are looking to reduce their energy costs,” said Daryl Pilon, director of business development for Standard Solar.
The solar project was completed in tandem to an energy performance contract with Trane Corporation. Technical assistance to the district was provided by Performance Contracting Owner Representative, and Miller Canfield’s Renewable Energy Finance team acted as legal counsel for the school district.