WHITNEY POINT CSD
School officials at Whitney Point realized that they needed to have a long-term vision to satisfy their future energy needs, and they asked Ashley McGraw to investigate alternative energy systems for inclusion in a larger renovation project.
Whitney Point Central School District installed three solar energy systems: Primary School, 30 kW; Whitney Point High School, 50kW; and Tioughnioga Riverside Academy, 33 kW. Combined, the systems are expected to produce over 125,000 kWh of solar electricity per year. Whitney Point officials estimate the district will save $22,000 – about 10 percent – on its annual electricity costs. Over the 25 year lifetime of the solar panels, the District will save an estimated $920,000. In addition to the environmental and fiscal benefits, the solar energy system is also being integrated into classrooms at Whitney Point.
Instructional spaces throughout the district were renovated and upgraded. The music and performance areas in each building received major redesigns and upgrades.
Location: Whitney Point, CSD, NY
Photos: John Griebsch Photography