On Cass Avenue in Darien, Illinois (just off I-55) there is a new solar school installation at Eisenhower Junior High School. Robert (Bob) Carlo is the primary contact. Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation funded the solar school installation with a 90% grant that covered 90% of the total cost of the project. ReneSola donated 4 of their 250 watt PV panels through the Brian David Robertson Foundation (BDR Foundation) to help with the school’s 10% share of the cost.
The solar panels are tied to a 4 Enphase micro inverters and the Enlighten Data system and the amount of electricity generated by this system of PV Solar Panels + Inverters can be seen at the <a href=”http://www.illinoissolarschools.org/solar-schools/darien/eisenhower-junior-high.php”>IllinoisSolarSchools.org</a> web site.
The panels are clearly visible to the students and to parents and the entire neighborhood as they were installed awning style on a south-facing wall near one of the entrances to the school.
There are 571 students at Eisenhower.