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Reed High School Solar Panel Parking Lot Ribbon Cutting

The Washoe County School District, in collaboration with Northern Nevada's Hamilton Solar Company, recently installed a collective 1.5 megawatt solar power system at Reed High School and North Valleys High School. The system is designed as  covered parking car ports for student parking at each high school.  The estimated cost for the Reed project was $7 million.

Reed High Solar parking lot

With no "Out-of-pocket" expenditures for the School District, the solar installation was entirely funded by rebates through NV Energ's Generation Program. The savings in electric costs from the two systems is estimated at $270,000 annually. The savings will go into the Washoe County School fund and should go back to the school for teachers, textbooks, supplies, etc.

The public is invited and welcomed to join the Washoc County School District, the City of Sparks  Mayor Geno Martini and a few other elected representatives to commemorate the project tomorrow, February 2, 2012, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. outside Reed High School.

WCSD Ribbon Cutting

Reed High School is located on the corner of Baring Blvd and Sparks Blvd, in Sparks NV just off I80 and downtown Sparks.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsTerrie Leighton • February 01 2012 09:23PM


This is great.  Hope you get to attend the ribbon cutting.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 7 years ago

Wow that's cool. At at a 27 year payback solar electricity just isn't there yet. The important part is that they are going to put some money back into education.

Posted by Rob Ernst, Reno, NV-775-410-4286 Inspector & Energy Auditor (Certified Structure Inspector) over 7 years ago

That's a great idea, Terrie. I'd think you have plenty of sunshine to make the project work. Think, too, of the shade generated for the cars parked below--a bonus.

Some of our high schools (I'm thinking of Homestead High in Sunnyvale) have a similar set up, which has wowed me.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

Terrie ... this is a wonderful project!  what a great example of cooperation!  Thanks for posting this ... greast info!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 7 years ago

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