Grayslake District 127 High School | 2.76 MW
School District Goes Green
Grayslake Community High School District installed two rooftop solar PV systems and a ground mount system, totaling 2.76 megawatts and making it one of the first public school districts in the state to adopt solar on a large scale. The declining cost of solar made the project cost-effective for the district. The solar arrays will produce a net savings of $9.8 million over 25 years. Both Grayslake Central HS and Grayslake North HS have roof-mounted solar arrays with an additional ground installation at North HS. The solar PV will offset 32% of utility costs.
The schools also integrated a curriculum developed by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) which includes a web-based energy dashboard for use in the classroom.
1,363 kW of Rooftop
1,400 kW of Ground Mount
8,755 Solar Panels
1,821,250 kWh Production
3,322,072 Miles driven by car
203 Homes’ electricity for a year
32% of Energy demand