West Jefferson Solar Array
The West Jefferson Solar Array project is located on a six (6) acre field behind the football stadium at Jefferson Local School complex. This project had a very aggressive schedule of four (4) months and occurred during the winter months, which in Central Ohio poses its own challenges. SME’s team not only managed to install the solar array on time but also brought the project in on budget.
The 1.07 Megawatt photovoltaic system was designed by Korda Engineering and SME for the School District and Solar Planet. The solar field was located more than 1,000 feet away from the main building and is capable of producing nearly 70% of the district’s power needs.
With more than 4,000 solar modules on the ground the West Jefferson solar array is one of the first and largest photovoltaic systems to be installed for a school district located in Madison County. West Jefferson School District is also planning to install a renewable energy lab to coincide with the array installed at the high school/middle school to serve as a learning lab for students.