Almost 4000 US Schools Are Running On Solar
Few places benefit more from solar than our public schools, where the energy savings can literally make the difference in being able to pay teacher salaries and buy textbooks. The first study of solar at US schools finds installations at 3,752 K-12 schools, reaching nearly 2.7 million students. The schools are saving a combined $77.8 million a year on utility bills - an average of almost $21,000 a year per school.
Over the past 10 years, solar has grown from just 303 kilowatts to 490 megawatts (mostly in the last few years).