Southwest Allen County Schools – Summit Middle School

Indiana's First K-12 Rooftop Solar Array

  • $1,350,000

    Project Cost
  • $600,000

    US Department of Energy Grant
  • $37,067

    Annual Energy Savings

Project Description

Summit Middle School of Southwest Allen County Schools was in need of a new roof with masonry repairs and had budgeted $400,000 for the work. A matching federal grant incentive became available for implementation of an energy efficient, renewable system. Southwest Allen County Schools pursued the grant resulting in a solution that will lower energy costs as well as produce 127,585 KWH of electricity each year with an added educational benefit for students. In addition to the roof, the school was able to complete much-needed HVAC improvements and will achieve a simple payback of 9.4 years.

Project Highlights

  • Replaced 37,000 S.F. of existing roof with high-efficiency roof system
  • Fully integrated 100 kW rooftop solar array
  • Completed masonry repairs and address through-wall flashing failures in the walls around the area to be reroofed
  • Replaced boiler with a high-efficiency condensing boiler
  • Upgraded the ventilation system that serves the gym and cafeteria to control both temperature and ventilation demands
  • Energy dashboard, a website for monitoring and studying the energy output of the solar array
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