Specialists in Solar Power for Education
EarthWalk has been an educational technology provider for more than 20 years. Our innovations have focused on mobile, wireless charging carts and most recently on our patented HE (high-efficiency) charging system, which saves energy while providing uninterrupted power to devices without the use of timers, switches or AC adapters.
The next generation of EarthWalk’s technology offering is one that will take us—and schools—into the future: Solar Power.
Our population is increasing and educators are implementing technology in the classrooms in larger quantities, particularly as one-to-one device deployment has become the norm. The draw on our power grid keeps growing, and costs for budget-strapped school districts keep rising. Electricity is being used to not only charge thousands of devices in carts, but to power lights, servers, peripheral devices, and to generate heating and cooling.
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.
EarthWalk has partnered with solar experts, whose trailblazing and respected ideas have been patented and implemented for almost 40 years. Our solar division, SolarWalk, is a turn-key solar developer solution to your school district’s rising power costs. We develop photovoltaic/solar panel carport, ground mount and rooftop 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 system 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.
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.
kWh = kilowatt hours
MW = MegaWatt
*Rates vary by state. Source: Choose Energy
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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.
Yes! Here are just a few benefits:
(1) Ease of installation to construct solar carports is pretty straightforward.
(2) The carports provide shade (just think about the heat generated from the sun in your closed-up car during hot temperatures) as well as some protection from ice, snow and rain.
(3) While solar panels require relatively little maintenance, it’s far easier to access them on carports.
(4) The necessary wiring between solar/photovoltaic panels, inverters and electrical panels is much more direct from carports.
(5) There is no concern about leaks into your building/structure.*
(6) There is no concern about extra added weight when solar panel systems are added to rooftops and building structures.*
*These are to be considered when school buildings/structures were constructed many decades ago.
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.
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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