School Stabilizes Energy Costs with Solar Rooftop

St. Mary’s County Public School System (SMCPS) saw an opportunity to stabilize energy costs and provide a dynamic learning experience for its students while making a positive step for the environment. SMCPS applied for and won a $500,000 grant from the Maryland Energy Administration’s Project Sunburst program to assist in securing a solar PV system to be installed on the county’s school buildings.

Standard Solar won the project due to their expertise with providing turnkey solar solutions for education, commercial and utility clients, and its ability to provide the financing, operations and maintenance of the system.

Learning Opportunities Abound

George Washington Carver Elementary School in Lexington Park, Md. was selected to host the first of the solar PV systems. The project integrated learning opportunities for students as well as offsets much of the school’s monthly energy costs. Along with the grant, the financing offered by Standard Solar allowed the school system to reap the benefits of the solar system without any capital outlay.