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Solar Panel Installation

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.

Solar Panels