The Project of Distinction Award recognizes solar projects that demonstrate innovation, diverse community involvement, and best practices that advance the industry. Fronius submitted the North Putnam Community School project, which is unique in several aspects.
North Putnam Community Schools is the first school district in the state of Indiana that runs two of its buildings completely off “net zero solar energy”, using a 1.6 MWp solar system. While the project had to be financed without any solar incentive (only a LED lighting rebate was included in the project), it will still pay off in 11 years and is already cash flow positive starting year 1.The system produces approx. 1.6 GWh of Energy a year, which significantly reduces the school’s energy bills.
|Size of installation||1.6 MWp|
|Purpose, system type||PV solar farm|
|Module type and area||4,200 grount mount modules|
|Inverter||42 Fronius Symo SnapINverters|
|Annual yield||Approx. 1.6 GWh|
|Optional: Special feature||First building in the state of Indiana to run completly off “net-zero“ energy|