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With the dramatic decline in manufacturing, installation and equipment costs, solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal systems are more cost effective than ever before. We are committed to serving the sustainable and financial needs of our education and municipal government customers. 

The Solar Power Process

Solar power systems have a 25-year power production warranty and an average lifespan of over 50 years, a solar panel investment can save millions of dollars in the long run.  Solar systems can protect facilities against rising electricity costs, but how does this process work?

Performance Services provides a 7-step process*. Performance Services will first review your most recent 24 months of electric consumption. We take a comprehensive approach to your energy usage trends so that our designs meet your Energy Master Plan needs. These designs include solar panel placement options, such as rooftop, carport, or ground mount solar power systems. 

Once a solution is selected from our multiple design options, we will finalize your financial model.  Moving forward Performance Services will offer multiple financing solutions to find the best fit for your organization.

Infographic highlighting the seven steps in building a solar PV array

Through our years of experience, we firmly understand that moving forward with renewable energy solutions is a big decision.  Performance Services is here to support you and your stakeholders in any way possible. The solar process should never be a burden on your organization, as we strive to make your facilities as efficient as possible.

*Performance Services is not licensed to perform installation and interconnection services in Texas but can provide customers a list of licensed ELC contractors who can.

Benefits of Solar Energy 


k-12 sCHOOLS

Solar energy offers a variety of benefits for K-12 school stakeholders. Schools can achieve net zero or a significant reduction in utility bill costs, and solar power can result in positive cash flow in the first year of operation depending on the method of financing the project.

Teachers and students will also benefit from a solar installation with STEM-based curriculum. Performance Services is a Partner with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project to provide K-12 curriculum, teacher training, web-based energy data for export and use in the classroom and Energy Challenge events.



There are three groups of stakeholders that benefit from utilizing solar energy on campus. The first is the Administration and Board of Trustees, as solar is a long-term investment in the campus' energy usage, and solar programs can reflect the organization's mission and identity. 

The facilities department are able to manage the delivery of cost effective, reliable and environmentally responsible energy sources around the clock. Solar power systems puts stakeholders back in control of their buildings.

Finally, students are able to get involved with their campus through environmental awareness and sustainability programs. The renewable energy systems powering the campus will be a point of engagement for the student body. 



Solar power enables government leaders to establish a long-term plan for powering the city owned buildings with reliable, cost effective power. Renewables also demonstrate concern for the environment and community by integrating "green" programs into the city.



For more information, start a conversation today.

Ryan Stout

national solar manager

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A Brighter Future: Solar for Schools

Solar power has long been touted for its environmental impact, but with the latest advancements in technology and quicker return on investment, solar energy may now be the best way for schools to shine.