School District 51 & High Noon Solar in interview about upcoming projects
Eric Anderson, of School District 51, and Heidi Ihrke, of High Noon Solar, share their thoughts on the upcoming solar installations at school facilities, in an interview with KREX News 5.
Eric Anderson, of School District 51, looks at a solar array already installed by High Noon Solar on Chipeta Elementary.
As a dwindling budget begins to affect School District 51, there is a ray of hope with saving on their energy bills, beginning in 2012. School District 51 will be receiving solar installations on the roofs of seven school facilities, beginning with Dual Immersion Academy and the Career Center. High Noon Solar has been chosen as the installation company for the project.
"We see it as a win-win," said Eric Anderson, Energy Manager with School District 51, "not only for ourselves but for the solar industry in a our community as a whole."
The School District is receiving these systems with no capital investment and will realize immediate cost savings after installation.
"They still get the benefits from the solar system, but they don't have to make any investment, so it's great for taxpayers. They start seeing savings immediately," said Heidi Ihrke, co-owner of High Noon Solar.
The installations will also provide an opportunity for students to learn about new technologies right in their own buildings, as each system will have online datamonitoring for students and faculty alike to use.