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Customer Stories

Secure Solar Futures collaborates with leaders in education, healthcare, government and industry to make sustainable power a reality. Stories below show how we’ve helped our customers overcome the major barriers to going solar and how we’ve helped them get more value out of clean energy.

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Prince William County Schools

Leading The Next Generation to Renewable Energy

7 Megawatts

Secure Solar Futures made solar arrays a reality to save Virginia’s second-largest school system more than $14.3 million in energy costs over 25 years. At no additional cost, we also offered a classroom curriculum that complies with Virginia Standards of Learning from grades K-12. The curriculum includes teacher training, lesson plans and hands-on kits for science experiments on sustainable power.

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Wise & Lee County Schools

A workforce running on clean energy

3.2 megawatts

Wise County represents the first project in a campaign known as Securing Solar for Southwest Virginia, founded to install solar power, create well-paying clean energy jobs, and establish a local solar power industry in the coalfield region. Job training helps local workers qualify as certified solar installers through a partnership between Mountain Empire Community College and local vocational technology and high schools.

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Drone photograph of Orange County High

Orange County Schools

Roof restoration makes more buildings solar ready

2.5 megawatts

Secure Solar Futures brought solar power to life in Orange County. Now students benefit from solar arrays generating a total capacity of 2.5 megawatts of power—nearly half of the total electricity for the facilities. The school division will receive $11.5 million in economic benefits from avoided costs for roof replacements and reduced demand for utility power over the next 25 years.

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Solar panels are shown on the roof of a facility at Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia.

Collegiate School

The first K-12 school to install solar on campus in Richmond, VA


Collegiate’s four solar arrays installed on 2 separate campuses produce enough clean energy to power the equivalent of about 100 average American homes.

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Solar panels are seen on multiple parts of the roof on a Richmond City Schools campus.

Richmond City Schools

Seeing the future in Virginia’s capital


Along with the installation of solar panels on 10 campuses, Richmond Public Schools received a $100,000 grant from the RVA Solar Fund.

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Students take a drone photo of themselves as they fly the craft above a school in Augusta County, Virginia.

Augusta County Schools

A curriculum that evolves with the sun in Augusta


Solar panels on campus have helped Augusta County’s schools integrate clean energy into their curricula through the Throwing Solar Shade® program.

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Electric schools buses are parked in a line with a blue sky behind them.

Lee County Schools

Giving students a healthier ride to school

10 megawatts

Lee County Schools has started to electrify its bus fleet and hopes to charge the new buses with power from photovoltaic arrays on campus.

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A street view of one of Calhoun County, West Virginia's public school buildings. An American flag is raised on a flagpole in front of the building's entrance.

Calhoun County Schools

Leading the way for West Virginia schools


Calhoun will be the first in West Virginia to install systems with no upfront costs through a financing option newly available in the state, a Power Purchase Agreement.

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Students, faculty, alumni and community members pose for a photo in front of Sutherland Middle School.

Albemarle County Schools


Over 3,000 panels produce enough clean energy to meet 22% of 6 schools’ annual electricity requirements, the equivalent of powering 110 average U.S. homes.

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A large group of students and teachers pose outside a Bedford County public school.

Bedford County Schools

1,374 kilowatts

In addition to installing two ground mounts of solar arrays, the school district will participate in Throwing Solar Shade and workforce programs.

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An aerial view of Eastern Mennonite School shows solar panels on several parts of the roof.

Eastern Mennonite School

136 kilowatts

The project, generating enough power to meet 30% of the school’s energy needs, will prevent the release of more than 141 tons of CO2 pollution per year.

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An aerial photo from directly overhead shows solar panels installed on the roof of a Lexington, Virginia, public school building.

Lexington City Schools


The solar power system installed on Lylburn Downing Middle School includes energy monitoring and an education center with demonstration solar panels.

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A wide aerial view of one of Waynesboro, Virginia's public school buildings. Solar panels dot the rooftops.

Waynesboro Schools


The school division should save about $288,265 over the next 20 years, which can be invested in such necessities as teacher salaries and school programs.

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