Cornerspring Montessori School – Belfast, ME

54 solar panels on the roof of the Cornerspring Montessori School will generate roughly 18,887 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of electricity every year, offsetting the equivalent of driving over 32,600 miles in a gas-powered car.

Located in Belfast, ME, the Cornerspring Montessori school follows the Montessori approach to teaching that allows children the freedom to develop at their own pace, and has students from 18 months to 14 years of age. They moved to their current location in July of 2017, after completion of their Passive House-standard building, with solar incorporated into the design.

By the numbers:

System size: 16.2 kilowatts (54 solar panels)
System output: 18,887 kilowatt-hours/yr
CO₂ reduction: 19,888 pounds/yr