UGE International has signed a new contract to engineer and build a 198-kW DC rooftop solar system for an elementary school in Farmington, Minnesota. The project is expected to be completed over the next six months.
The project builds on UGE’s growing experience in Minnesota and will be the company’s fourth project for the Farmington Public School District. Among those, UGE is currently completing construction on 600 kW and 1208-kW DC solar systems. Meanwhile, UGE energized a 715-kW DC solar system at another one of the schools in early November which is expected to produce as much as 60% of the school’s electricity needs.
The energized 715 kW system is currently the largest solar system to serve any Minnesota school, a milestone soon to be surpassed upon the completion of the 1208-kW system in the near future.
“There are many benefits for schools to go solar,” said Mike Rose, Minnesota-based Project Manager for UGE. “Cost savings is a huge part of it of course, but there are also lasting environmental and educational benefits. These schools are setting an example for their community and students on the benefits of solar energy.”
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