Monforton School

The newly constructed Monforton School planned on implementing solar since day one. Having a solar electric system was key to reaching their goals of education, community awareness and a commitment to sustainability. Although budget was tight, the administration was very supportive of the entire project, recognizing that their investment in solar was worth it, as it will pay back by lowering costs and allowing savings to be reinvested in education.

Our Strategy

While budget was a concern, Harvest Solar provided grant services to be submitted to the Urbana Sustainability Benefits Program through Northwestern Energy. Their project was awarded a cost-sharing benefit, which made it attainable.

Harvest Solar met with the building designers to complete the electrical aspect of this project while the building was being constructed. Solar has been up and running since the very first day of class at Monforton School. We are excited to see how the school takes advantage of educating students with solar on their property.

With all community school projects, Harvest Solar offers a presentation on “How Solar Works.” We also give direction on how the monitoring platform works, which allows students, faculty, staff and community members to watch how their system is performing in real time.

System Details

System Size: 17.25 kW

System Specs: Two 9kW SolarEdge inverters; 66 optimizers, and a SolarEdge Portal Monitoring System

Location: 4 Corners

Install Date: August of 2017

I have had the pleasure of working with Kyle and Harvest Solar in two different school districts, Harrison and Monforton. Not only did they install the system, but helped write a grant application to Northwestern Energy for matching funds for both districts. The photovoltaic system is providing budgetary AND educational benefits to our students and community.  I could not be more satisfied with the outcome of the projects and our relationship with Harvest Solar."
Darren Strauch
Harvest Solar professionally executed the design and installation of a photovoltaic system for our project. Their services included assisting us with a successful grant application, coordinating with our building contractor, installing the photovoltaic with quality and providing training for the user. Harvest Solar's work was done safely, on time and on budget and I look forward to future opportunities to work with their professional team."
– Bryan Tate
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