Henrico County schools are installing solar panels on their rooftops in an effort to reduce their energy costs.
On the roof of Highland Springs High School in Highland Springs, there are already more than 2,000 solar panels installed. Henrico County’s government on Facebook claims that it can provide around a third of the school’s electrical demands using this approach.
These panels are projected to have a good effect on both the environment and the county’s finances.
It is estimated that the solar panels will save Henrico $420,000 over the next 25 years in power expenditures.
Sun Tribe Solar, a solar power firm based in Henrico County, is responsible for installing, running, and maintaining the panel system. At a lower cost than grid energy, Sun Tribe Solar will be able to sell back the solar power to the county. Henrico County and its residents are not charged for this service.
In the future, Henrico schools will continue to be powered by the sun, including Highland Springs. Solar panels will be installed on the roofs of Tucker High School in Henrico and the two-story expansion to Holladay Elementary School in Richmond this summer as well.