Solar Solution Installs Rooftop Solar Project at 3 Schools in Washington, D.C.

Jan. 29, 2024
Solar Solution provided more than 1,100 solar panels, capable of producing over 552,200 kWh annually, allowing the schools to significantly reduce their carbon emissions

Solar Solution, a solar installer based in the District of Columbia, as part of its new partnership with three independent schools on the Cathedral Close, has installed a solar panel system that utilizes Silfab Solar panels on the schools’ rooftops.

The partnering schools include the National Cathedral School, St. Albans School, and Beauvoir School, which all share a campus with the Washington National Cathedral.

This project will help advance Washington, D.C., on its journey to embracing renewable energy while further promoting sustainability.

“Silfab Solar is proud to be a part of this important project at the Cathedral Close and bring clean energy to one of the most historic and beautiful campuses in the greater Washington, D.C., area,” said Paolo Maccario, CEO of Silfab Solar.

Through this partnership, Solar Solution provided more than 1,100 solar panels, capable of producing over 552,200 kWh annually, allowing the schools to adopt sustainable practices and significantly reduce their carbon emissions. These panels represent over half of the total installation project, which covers all of the visible pitched rooftops at the institutions.

Micro-inverters and monitoring systems provided by Enphase were also installed to provide maximum system output and to track and analyze the system’s energy production in real time.

The original concept for the schools to embrace solar energy was presented by a National Cathedral School student in 2019. This project will display each school’s commitment to environmental stewardship and serve as a model for other educational institutions looking to embrace sustainable energy practices.

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