06-Oct-2017Another Solar "First" for BARC
This week, we blanketed Bath County High School in solar!
When finished, BCHS will have a total of 740 panels, capable of producing over 250kW of clean, green renewable energy.
Crews will soon be moving on to Millboro Elementary, which will receive 530 panels and have an installed capacity of about 180kW.
Valley Elementary will be king, however, with a whopping 1,856 panels producing 622kW of solar when it is all said and done. As a result, Valley will have the very special distinction of being one of the only schools in Virginia - and the nation - that is 100% solar. That's right, on an annual basis, the solar produced at Valley will provide its complete energy needs.
We are also implementing special monitoring equipment that will enable students at all three schools to watch real time and historical energy production to see how their systems are performing and to compare with the other schools.
For pictures of the project, and other news, visit BARC's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BARCElectricCooperative.
BARC Electric is proud to be a leader in renewable energy in Virginia, and proud to support Bath County Public Schools.