Through a combination of tax benefits, energy expense savings, and participation in Xcel Energy's Solar*Rewards program, local solar developer iDEAL Energies helped create a unique financial solution for the District that didn't require an upfront investment.
They can now enjoy long-term energy savings, while hedging against rising energy costs for the life of the arrays (~40 years). These six roof mounted arrays will be used to offset energy expenses and provide opportunities for integrating solar into their science curriculum.
“After seeing the solar curriculum provided by iDEAL ENERGIES, we’re excited for the chance to incorporate the solar panels on our rooftops into real classroom learning experiences for our students.”
Dan Roeser, Building Operations Director
Positive Student Impact
iDEAL Energies provided the district with standards-aligned solar energy curriculum that will help to develop students' understanding of solar energy, STEM careers, teamwork and design. Aimed at elementary/middle school, iDEAL's science-based module will introduce students to STEM and other career paths while engaging them in true cooperative learning to explore and address real-world issues.
iDEAL Energies is the premier commercial solar developer in Twin Cities since 2010. iDEAL has constructed over 350 commercial solar projects in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Their extensive experience and vertical integration allows them to deliver comprehensive solar solutions.