Austin, Texas Elementary School Powered By Solar Thanks To Circular Energy

Circular Energy designed and installed a 245 kW solar power system for the Jamie D. Padron Elementary School in Austin, Texas. The project will deliver over $1 million dollars in cumulative savings over the 25-year system lifetime and solar panel warranty period.

Completed in August 2014, Jamie D. Padron Elementary School is one of the most cutting-edge educational institutions in Austin. The 143,143-square-foot school houses 57 classrooms and six common areas. The facility was designed to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and a three-star rating from the Austin Energy Green Building Program.

AISD voted to include solar with the construction of the school to achieve the desired sustainability ratings, along with financial and socially conscious reasons.

As a result, this Austin, Texas elementary school has been producing over 342,000 kWh each year of their own clean, renewable solar power, and they are on track to offset more than 6,000 tons of CO2 over a 25 year period.

"Circular Energy did a fantastic job on the installation of this photovoltaic system for the AISD Padron Elementary School project. From the very beginning, the team worked diligently to make sure that the project was a success. Although they provided references and examples of similar projects, this was our first project with Circular Energy and we did not know what to expect.

Circular not only completed the install, but did so quickly and helped us meet a tight deadline. Their crew was timely and courteous. I appreciated the hard work and knowledge of Circular Energy on the photovoltaic system and their quality of installation. They are dedicated, knowledgeable, and easy to work with," said Brady Lenamon, Project Manager of Flintco, the commercial contractor responsible for design and construction of the school.

Padron Elementary School's solar power system will produce over $54,000 dollars worth of power each year, with over $1 million dollars in cumulative savings expected over the 25-year system lifetime and solar panel warranty period.

Austin, TX Solar Installation Snapshot:
Commercial Installation
245 kW Solar Power System
749 327W SunPower Solar PV Panels
342,860 kWh Produced In 1st Year
Will offset 6,000 tons of CO2 over 25 years

Municipalities, school officials, and business owners interested in Circular Energy's solar solutions can visit Circular Energy online at or call 1-866-274-5578 to setup a consultation.

About Circular Energy
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