2016 Energy Impact Fellowship Project Team: (l to r) Trevor House ‘19, Sneha Ayyagari ‘17
Claudia Brunner ‘17, and Chiamaka Ogwuegbu ‘18
We undertook a project to comprehensively explore the solar electricity generation potential of selected California K-12 schools. Many interested schools simply do not have the time and resources to undertake such studies, and we sought to fill that need.
We provided these schools with detailed designs of rooftop, carport, and ground-mounted solar installations using the cloud-based software package developed by Aurora Solar. In addition to the Aurora proposal, we provided participating schools with a detailed policy document outlining federal and state financing opportunities for their solar project — including Prop 39 and federal bond programs — and an Action Plan describing all the important steps for moving forward with a solar installation.
Our hope is that the information we provided to these schools will serve as a catalyst and expedite the typically convoluted and time-consuming process of installing solar in school districts.
We are actively engaged in seeking partners to more broadly disseminate the methodology and materials that we have compiled, specifically the Action Plan for Schools and Solar Energy in Schools: Policies, Regulations, and Resources documents, to ensure that they are utilized to their greatest potential. Please direct anyone that might be interested in assisting with this effort to this flyer.
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