Huntley Community School District 158 has approved an agreement with ForeFront Power to install 5.6 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic capacity across our three school campuses. The ground-mounted projects are expected to save the District $4.2 million over 20 years while offsetting 12.3 million pounds of carbon emissions.
“On-site solar energy is a natural progression from our energy efficiency projects and conservation efforts,” said Dr. Scott Rowe, Superintendent of Huntley 158. “Seven of our buildings are already Energy Star certified and solar will make them even more sustainable. Plus, we save money in the process.”
ForeFront Power’s energy solution allows schools to install solar without any upfront cost. Under this Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) model, ForeFront Power will design, permit, finance, install, and maintain the solar energy project for a 20-year term. In return, the District simply pays for the electricity generated by the system at a predictable price below the existing utility rate.
Find full information about the project at www.district158.org/solar.