Solar for Rural Schools
Solar for Rural Schools
Solar for Rural Schools

Solar for Rural Schools



Today's Youth are Making Tomorrow's Energy Choices!

Awarded:: TA Voucher, Participant

Team Information

Team Lead
Cheryal Hills
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Project Description

Project / Program Description

Today’s youth are making tomorrow’s energy choices! However, few public schools have on-site solar generation from which school districts can reduce energy costs and students can learn. Solar for Rural Schools will demonstrate a model in which a regional, rural Regional Development Organization (RDO) serves as master developer on behalf of public schools across multiple districts in a cost-effective manner. Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) will lead project development of 1.5 MW of PV on public school buildings across Central Minnesota and demonstrate a nationally replicable model of tax equity development. Leveraging the institutional capacity and project management acumen of RDOs,