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Making Waves Academy


Richmond, CA



Through Proposition 39, this charter school in Richmond, California, was able to realize its core values of responsibility and community by installing solar.

This PV system in is self-ballasted to reduce installation costs and increase annual kW production. Students will be able to access the web-based monitoring system as part of the science curriculum to examine the principles of electricity and how weather, as well as local climate, can affect system performance.

  • System size = 324,520 W
  • kWh production = 454,328

Greenhouse gas equivalent = 319 Metric Tons, equivalent to:

  • 765,230 miles driven by an average car.
  •  739 barrels of oil consumed
  •  2.5 acres of U.S. Forests preserved from conversion to cropland in one year.