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Solar Power Trees Sprout at Nation’s First Net-Positive Leased Public School

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On May 10, 2013 @ 10:23 am In carousel showcase,Environment,Gallery,Solar Power | No Comments

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The energy-efficient [2] Sandy Grove Middle School was designed in collaboration between First Floor K-12 and SfL+a Architects. Together with Spotlight Solar they built a school which will save $35 million over 40 years. The pioneering school is still under construction and is scheduled for completion by July 30. It will start receiving new students for the 2013-2014 school year.

Spotlight Solar’s structures were designed to make solar power [3] harvesting more attractive and ultimately accelerate its adoption. The four tree-like collectors [4] will contribute around 12 kW to the school’s 590 kilowatt photovoltaic solar system and will power three EV charging stations on the campus.

Sandy Grove is the first of many net-positive schools planned to be built across the country. First Floor development company and Spotlight Solar have teamed up to transform schools into environmentally and financially sustainable facilities that will inspire whole communities to go green.

+ Spotlight Solar [5]

+ SfL+a Architects [6]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/05/Spotlight-Solar-Sandy-Grove-5.jpg

[2] energy-efficient: http://inhabitat.com/energy-efficient-silverland-middle-school-comes-with-its-own-outdoor-movie-screen/

[3] solar power: http://inhabitat.com/rawlemon%E2%80%99s-spherical-solar-energy-generating-globes-can-even-harvest-energy-from-moonlight/

[4] tree-like collectors: http://inhabitat.com/releaf-rain-collector-by-fulguro/

[5] + Spotlight Solar: http://www.spotlightsolar.com/

[6] + SfL+a Architects: http://www.sfla-architects.com/

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