Superintendent of United School District
With an expected 30-year savings of $1.15 million and zero upfront costs, United School District in western Illinois was able to lock in their energy costs at a fixed rate, allowing for a higher degree of certainty in future financial planning.
Educators at United School District recognize the value in having solar arrays on site to serve as real world examples of the future of renewable energy as well as inspiring future career options in various STEM fields.
With multiple existing agricultural related solar arrays in the vicinity of United School District, community members were able to offer their recommendation to work with Simpleray's engineering and construction teams to design and build solar arrays that would meet the financial goals of United School District.
After thorough analysis of which locations were viable for solar and understanding the goals of the school board, Simpleray designed and built three separate arrays, sized 198.6 kW, 166.32 kW, and 190.96 kW, and packaged them within a single Power Purchase Agreement financing structure. This allowed the school district to install the arrays with zero upfront costs and see immediate savings on their energy bills.