Delphi Community School Corporation installed two ground-mount photovoltaic (PV) arrays at the Junior/Senior High School and Delphi Elementary along with new LED lighting that will generate a combined 1.67 megawatts-DC of clean, renewable energy and offset an estimated 95% combined electrical usage at the two school buildings. The Phase I building renovation project and Phase II LED and the solar project was made possible by a guaranteed energy savings contract that will result in a cumulative net energy savings of $6.4 million over 30 years. The projects were completed in November 2017.
Delphi Schools was looking for ways to complete necessary renovation work and significantly reduce energy costs. After a competitive process, the school board selected Performance Services to implement a $5.9 million energy savings projects, of which $4.2 million is LED and solar. A solar curriculum program developed by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project and sponsored by Performance Services is being used by teachers in the classroom, including the school’s own solar arrays as a STEM learning tool.
- Ground mount solar array – Delphi Jr/Sr. High School (1.26 MW-DC)
- Ground mount solar array – Delphi Elementary (434 kW-DC)
- LED lighting upgrades at both schools
- NEED solar curriculum program for teaching solar energy in the classroom