Birmingham Business Journal promotes Birmingham’s First Solar School

Monday, February 27th, 2017

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.

While the school will still be on the Alabama Power system, it will receive about one-fifth of the daytime energy needs from the grid.


“The new solar arrays will not only help us reduce our monthly consumption of power, they will also provide many outstanding educational opportunities for our students,” Head of School Sarah Whiteside said in a release. “Altamont’s global initiative theme for this academic year is ‘Energy Resources and Climate Change.’ The solar arrays are one more way we can express that theme and incorporate environmental stewardship into the culture, and practices, of our school.”