Bailey Charter Elementary School

Reno, Nevada

“This project will save our school up to $6,500 a year in electric costs, a savings that can be spent on better serving our students. From an academic viewpoint, we will be including renewable energy and conservation as part of our inquiry based curriculum.”

Michelle Engebretson, Principal

Bailey Charter Elementary School is a non-profit public charter school. As a Title I school, Bailey Charter has a high number of students from low-income families.

In September 2013, Black Rock Solar completed installation of two new photovoltaic arrays at the school – one rooftop and one on a newly constructed carport – totaling 38 kW. With 143 panels, the arrays will offset more than 25 tons of carbon dioxide per year.