Birmingham Business Journal promotes Birmingham’s First Solar School

Reported by Birmingham Business Journal on February 24, 2017

The Altamont School has made the switch to solar power. Eagle Solar & Light finished installing a 14.7 kW ground-mounted solar system last week that offers a 3 Phase, 208V utility service.

Sam Yates, president of Eagle Solar & Light, said the school’s system is estimated to generate 22,110 kilowatt hours a year, which will save thousands of dollars on electric bills. (more…)

Southeast Green promotes Birmingham’s First Solar Powered School

As reported by Southeast Green on February 23, 2017
Eagle Solar & Light of Birmingham, Alabama announces its latest solar installation at The Altamont School, 4801 Altamont Road South, Birmingham, Alabama. Construction began February 6th, on the 14.7 kW ground mounted Solar System, and was completed last week with the final electrical interconnect to the 3 Phase, 208V utility service.

“The new solar arrays will not only help us reduce our monthly consumption of power, they will also provide (more…)

Birmingham’s first “solar powered school” – The Altamont School

As reported on Bham Now on February 17, 2017

Altamont School Birmingham Alabama
Solar array installation at The Altamont School is the first at middle/high school in Birmingham – Photo provided to Bham Now by The Altamont School

The Altamont School is about to become Birmingham’s first “solar powered school.”

For the past week, Eagle Solar and Light, a local solar power systems company, has been installing a multi-paneled solar array alongside the school’s track.

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Solar: It’s Not Just For Rich Greenies Any More

As reported in Gizmodo on February 3, 2017

It used to be a market dominated by those on higher incomes, but the newest information about exactly who is buying solar power systems reveals the majority are families on medium to lower incomes.

The study, based on Queensland households, was undertaken by Dr Jeff Sommerfeld from QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty School of Design, who investigated the factors influencing solar PV uptake.

Dr Sommerfeld said the study “knocked on the head” any notion that solar PV was reserved for high-income, inner city, green voters.

“In fact, the highest uptake of solar PV systems is coming from (more…)