Crossroads College Prep School Helps to Achieve its Sustainability Goals by Installing Solar Panels on Campus Buildings

Crossroads College Prep School, a private K-12 school in St Louis, Missouri, installed an 86 KW solar system at its campus facilities in May 2012. SHINE Partners (formally GreanGrid Solar) developed the project with its local installation partner StraightUp Solar. SHINE worked with members of the School to structure a solar services agreement as the financing tool.

Crossroads was able to utilize the Missouri State solar rebate program and Ameren Missouri 5-year SREC (solar renewable energy credit) program to reduce the capital costs of the system and therefore the related cost of electricity to the School.

The expected 30-year energy production for the system is 3.10 Gigawatt hours, which has the environmental benefit of saving approximately 2.6 million pounds of coal burned to generate the same amount of electricity.

The roof-mounted systems are located in the Ameren Missouri utility territory, and the Crossroads is expected to save approximately 62% on the energy produced by the project.

The installed solar arrays with annual energy generation of 103 MWh is expected to offset a substantial portion of electricity consumed, and the Crossroads College Prep School will consider adding more solar panels to the site as its future energy needs grow.

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