City Schools of Decatur is excited to announce that the second installation of solar panels in the district is nearly complete. Fifty-six panels are being installed on the roof of Talley Upper Elementary School. The funding for this project came from a matching grant from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA).
The units produce 20Kwh and can be expanded to 40Kwh
The approximate emission savings are over 60,000 lbs of CO2, the equivalent of 1,400 trees planted
The annual estimate of production is 30,348 KWh
This project presents an excellent opportunity for our students and staff to learn and connect science concepts and possible experiments with a live dashboard solar-edge.
Sixty solar panels were installed at Renfroe Middle School in 2018, and the approximate savings are $15,000.00 per year.
Once active, the Talley Street teachers and students will have access to a live dashboard like the one used at Renfroe.