The 1,500-student Stuttgart School District is going to turn to solar energy for all its power needs.
The district will work with Scenic Hill Solar to construct two solar power plants that a news release said would “completely offset” the district’s electricity consumption — $7 million worth over 30 years.
From a news release:
One solar power plant will be 200kW located near the school district’s main campus, and the other will be a 1.3MW single-axis tracking system in Stuttgart. Combined these solar power plants will produce over 2.5 million kWh of electricity annually.
The $2 million project will begin construction in the second quarter of this year and is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of the year.