Good Sun is helping Bitney Charter School get closer to their goal of zero net energy with the installation of a 12kW rooftop solar PV system. We worked with local solar professionals and community members to provide the labor, design, and engineering for the project. The previous donation of used PV modules from Good Sun is currently being put to use in a demonstration solar PV lab, providing hands-on opportunities for students to learn about renewable energy and principles of sustainability in a classroom/lab setting.

Project Stats

  • Number of LMI families impacted: 85 (60% below federal poverty level)
  • Estimated annual utility savings for Bitney school: ~$6,000
  • Lifetime Savings to School: >$150,000
  • 34 Sunpower 350W solar modules + 2 SolarEdge inverters with monitoring
  • Estimated FMV Project Cost: $57,000
  • Actual project cost with Good Sun operations: $20,000
  • Final cost to school: $0

Special thanks to:

Project Support – Thank you!

Special thanks to Neal Mitchell for donating a portion of the PV modules for the Solar Learning Lab!

Project Location

Grass Valley, California, USA.

Status

Completed.

Contact

Eric Stikes, Founder – Good Sun Solar – eric@goodsunsolar.org
Scott Young, Instructor – Bitney College Prep High School – scott.v.young@gmail.com
Russ Jones, Director – Bitney College Prep High School – rjones@bitneyprep.net

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