Specialists in solar power for education and not-for-profits

EarthWalk has been an educational technology provider for more than 25 years. Our innovations have focused on energy efficiency and using energy wisely.

The next generation of EarthWalk’s technology offering is one that will take schools and nonprofit organizations into the future: Solar Power.

Tax-exempt organizations do not receive the benefits of government subsidies that other businesses receive. In effect, your tax-exempt status has you paying more to join the “green revolution.” EarthWalk recognized this disparity and our SolarWalk division helps to solve these issues. Our nonprofit programs are partnered with private businesses, allowing your organization to take advantage of the tax savings—even when your organization’s status is tax exempt.

We have a solution that will cut costs, requires no money up front and is a sustainable, renewable source of energy for years to come: SOLARWALK.

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In our role as Solar Project Developers, we work with an experienced team of solar partners. These partners have extensive experience in engineering, procurement and construction of solar power generating systems. The components are custom-designed to fit your organization’s requirements and needs.

Our job is to help you define the requirements and needs for your project and come back with proposals from several different partners from which you can choose. These will consist of photovoltaic/solar panels in rooftop, ground mount and carport systems that can generate up to 90% of your electricity while still working with your county’s infrastructure—saving you a whole lot of money on your energy expenses. The equipment is durable, reliable, sustainable and will be professionally maintained throughout the entire term of the solar agreement. And you don’t have to do anything.

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The solar power generated replaces up to 90% of the electricity provided by your current utility company at significantly lower costs. And you only pay for the electricity you use.

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kWh = kilowatt hours
MW = MegaWatt

*Rates vary by state. Source: Choose Energy

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SolarWalk introductory presentation

FAQs

There is no catch. SolarWalk is a solar developer; we arrange construction of the system and then your commitment is to take the solar power from it—at a significantly reduced rate compared to municipal utility companies—from a renewable/solar power company.  SolarWalk coordinates the development of the project on your behalf, then sells it to an Independent Power Provider. You don’t pay to construct or maintain it. The bottom line is that you’re saving money while also utilizing a renewable energy source. 

The Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are really durable and reliable. In fact, ours are engineered to withstand snow and wind loads and seismic activity. There are no moving parts in the system, but the general rule of thumb is the panels’ expected lifespan is 30-50 years.

Usually between 50-90% of your typical electrical consumption is produced at a significantly reduced cost (compared to the local utility).

At the end of the lease term there is a $1 buy-out and the equipment is yours; you can then maintain the system and receive all the energy produced at no charge. Or you can cash out the equity in the system by signing a new power purchase agreement (PPA) and continue paying reduced electrical costs without having to handle any maintenance of the system.

First of all, we are not a backup power supplier. You ARE still connected to the power grid, and if that power source is interrupted the solar array is required to go offline. This is a safety measure to ensure utility workers are not injured (with current) as they make repairs.

See How Solar Panels Benefitted Teachers’ Salaries

Batesville, Arkansas is a small, rural town with tight school budgets. Teacher salaries were the lowest in the state, and many were leaving the county to work elsewhere.

Not any more! The installation of approximately 1,500 solar panels saved the school district about $600,000 in utility costs: An un-used field contains hundreds of ground-mount solar grids and multiple solar carports were installed near the buildings.

The utility cost savings were so significant to the bottom line that teachers received raises and bonuses. Now there are fewer resignations—and an influx in teacher resumés.

CHECK OUT THE FULL STORY AT RIGHT

WHAT CAN YOUR SCHOOL DO WITH THE EXTRA SAVINGS?

Solar Energy: a sustainable, renewable source of electricity to power our future

Take control of your power costs and lock in to 25 years of low electricity rates while committing to sustainable energy and a smaller carbon footprint. SolarWalk is the way to do it, and we are here to get you started. Give us a call or request more details (button below) to see if your project qualifies.

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SolarWalk solar program for nonprofits

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