Groton School – Groton, MA

50 solar panels in two ground-mounted arrays at the Groton School lower costs and the school’s carbon footprint, while supporting their mission of service and learning.

The array will generate roughly 17,673 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of electricity each year, offsetting the equivalent of driving over 32,230 miles in a gas-powered car.  

About the School

Groton School is a private co-ed boarding school for students grades 8-12, located in Groton, MA on 480 acres surrounded by conservation, wood, and farm lands.

Their 15 kW solar array at the site of their wastewater treatment facility is not their only sustainable efforts as a school – they focus on sourcing their food locally from nearby farms, and on making energy efficient renovations to their facilities, including geothermal wells for heating and cooling.

By the numbers:

System size: 15 kilowatts (50 solar panels)
System output: 17,673 kilowatt-hours/yr
CO₂ reduction: 18,609 pounds/yr