Oak Hill United School Corporation installed two ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays at the Oak Hill Senior High School and Oak Hill Junior High School and new LED lighting that is expected to generate a combined 1.9 megawatts of clean, renewable energy and offset approximately 70% combined electrical usage at the two buildings. The project was made possible by a guaranteed energy savings contract which will result in cumulative net energy estimated savings of $6.3 million over 30 years. Approved by the school board on August 14, 2017, the project was completed in December 2017.
Oak Hill United School Corporation was looking for ways to reduce electrical costs at their school buildings and after a competitive process, the school board selected Performance Services to implement a $4.8 million energy savings project. In addition, a comprehensive solar curriculum program developed by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) project and sponsored by Performance Services is available to the Corporation for use in the classroom.
- Ground-mounted Solar PV array – Oak Hill Senior High School (644 kilowatts-dc)
- Ground-mounted Solar PV array – Oak Hill Junior High School (1.25 megawatt-dc)
- LED lighting upgrades at Oak Hill Junior and Senior High Schools
- NEED Project Curriculum for teaching renewable energy in the classroom