Washington Gas president Harry Warren Jr. examines a solar collector at the Blair Center on the campus of the Bullis School in Potomac.
By Elliott Francis
The largest solar power system for a private school in the D.C. area is the result of a partnership of old and new technology.
Maryland based, green power provider Clean Currents installed the 540 solar panels on the roof of the Blair Center, on the campus of the Bullis School in Potomac.
Washington Gas Energy services, providers of conventional energy, paid for the system. They've agreed to sell the power back to the school. According to company president Harry Warren Jr., the price will be predictable and fixed.
"In this case it's for 20-years, and that's typical of the length of these agreements because the equipment will last that long," says Warren.
The solar panels provide enough energy to fully power 15 residential homes.