Centerburg High Solar Field
Centerburg Schools in Knox County began looking for a way to save funds when Solar Planet came to the school with information about solar arrays. Serving as one of the largest non-utility solar arrays in Ohio, the Centerburg High School solar field is one of SME’s largest and most successful solar projects.
The project consisted of the installation of a 1 megawatt solar field array adjacent to the school. SME completed the installation of site underground conduit systems and inverter pads. In addition, SME installed three 300kW pad mounted inverters, data logging and weather monitoring equipment and revenue grade metering. The 4,200 solar modules at the high school and an additional 1,400 at the elementary school will provide up to 80 percent of the power needed to run the schools for over a year, which could potentially save the district $50,000 a year.
Working closely with Solar Planet, Prime Engineering and Korda Nemeth, SME was able to install the solar field in 26 calendar days. The 4,200 solar modules will provide up to 80 percent of the power needed to run the school for over a year.