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K-12 Schools

The Power to Reach our Potential

K-12 Schools

Secure Solar Futures has a long history in the K-12 education sector. We have collaborated with schools across Virginia to achieve their goals of energy independence, sustainability, and long-term savings that they can reinvest in the next generation. Our solar programs are customized to each school’s challenges and their ideal outcomes.

Sample Projects

  • 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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  • 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

    768.6 KILOWATTS

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Young boy works works on a school project.

    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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  • 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

    2.87 MEGAWATTS

    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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  • Man wearing a white hard hat and an orange shirt.

    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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