Aerial view of a parking lot shaded by solar panels.

Colleges & Universities

The Power of Knowledge

Colleges & Universities

America’s universities and colleges continue to lead the world in innovation, research and development of students for a new generation economy. Today, these leaders face difficult financial challenges, as }traditional revenue streams become increasingly constricted. For many schools, energy costs represent a high expense, increasingly putting pressure on budgets, planning and rising tuition. Solar photovoltaics represent a significant opportunity to reduce energy cost, freeing up capital to hire teachers and faculty while investing in classrooms, labs and facilities for 21st century learning. Secure Solar Futures is the market leader in providing resilient solar solutions for schools, reducing energy expenses and maximizing brand value for our customers.

Sample Projects

  • Students walk up the stairs to the Hartzler Library on the Eastern Mennonite University campus.

    Eastern Mennonite University

    The first solar project over 100 kilowatts in Virginia

    104 Kilowatts

    This was the first commercial-scale project over 100 kilowatts built in Virginia at the time it went live, and the largest photovoltaic system in the state.

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  • An aerial photo shows solar panels on the roof of the University of Richmond's Weinstein Center.

    University of Richmond

    Taking real steps towards sustainability


    The campus is home to the first commercial application of SolarWorld USA bi-sun solar panels, which use both direct and ambient solar radiation.

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  • A solar array is mounted on the roof of a parking garage on the campus of Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

    Washington & Lee University

    Seeing the future in a new light

    444 kilowatts

    A solar photovoltaic energy system at 2 locations on campus produces enough clean energy to power the equivalent of about 450 average American homes.

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