HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – Holladay Elementary School is the second of three schools in Henrico County to harness the sun for school power.
The solar panels installed at Holladay Elementary are expected to provide 33% of the school’s electricity needs.
This is not the first time that Henrico has seen a school turn to solar energy. In July, solar panels were settled at Highland Springs High School. More than 2,000 panels provide 35% of the high school’s power, according to Henrico County Public Schools.
JR Tucker High School is the third school in Henrico County to intend to install signs.
All school panels are installed and maintained by Sun Tribe Solar. Henrico County will buy back solar electricity from the panels at a rate below the cost of grid electricity, which is expected to save Henrico $420,000 in electricity costs over the next 25 years.
This is done at no cost to taxpayers and should actually save taxpayers approximately $137,000.