Francis Howell School District has installed solar panels on the roofs of 5 district buildings, and are generating power for school operations. Panels were installed on the rooftops of the administration building, Castilo Elementary, Fairmount Elementary, Henderson Elementary, and Hollenbeck Middle schools.
The schools were outfitted with one 25-kilowatt system each, while Fairmount has 2 25-kilowatt arrays. Over the next 20 years the district predicts it will save $573,000 in electric costs while producing an average of 16,000 kilowatt hours per month. Thus far the systems have generated 48,000 kilowatt hours.