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…)

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

As reported on Bham Now on February 17, 2017

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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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Eagle Solar and Light Expanding With General Contractors License

The State Licensing Board for General Contractors has issued license #51689 to Eagle Solar and Light for solar panel installation, allowing the company to expand up to a $1 million project ceiling. Previously, the company had its Alabama Home Builders License to do business in Alabama, which previously authorized projects up to $50,000.

“We’re really excited about what this can do for solar in Alabama,” said Sam Yates, President of Eagle Solar and Light. “We’ve had interest from businesses for larger commercial solar systems and we haven’t been able to provide an estimate. This new liscensure gives us the ability to grow our company and expand solar across the state with much larger systems than before.” (more…)