Renewable Energy

St. Vrain Valley Schools Benefit from On-Site Renewable Energy

St. Vrain Valley Schools is thrilled to share the news of three large solar system installations underway. District operations prioritize efficiency and innovation to ensure responsible use of public funds and high performance buildings for exceptional learning environments. Through this exciting solar project, we will achieve utility savings, resource conservation, and advanced learning opportunities.


Red Hawk Elementary

350 KW ground mounted array

Solar generation: 546,000 kWh/year

95% of the school’s electricity needs

Average savings per year = $40,000

Erie Middle School

365 KW rooftop system

Solar generation: 525,000 kWh/year

72% of the school’s electricity needs

Average savings per year = $52,000

Niwot High School

500 KW rooftop system

Solar generation: 701,000 kWh/year

62% of the school’s electricity needs

Average savings per year = $75,000

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