Archives

Traditions Home Furnishings – 15.5 kW

Project Name: Traditions Home Furnishings
Project Size: 15.5 kW
Panels: 42
Location: St. Louis Park, MN
Commissioned: 2019
   

 

 

IPS Solar installed this 15.5 kW solar array in St. Paul, Minnesota to offset the electricity load of Traditions Home Furnishings.

The panels will produce roughly 18,400 kWh per year, enough to power 1.5 average Minnesota homes. Over 30 years the solar panel system will offset nearly 390 tons of CO2, the equivalent of adding over 510 acres of trees to our forests.

Mike and Suzanne Schumann started Traditions in a newly renovated storefront on the corner of Selby and Dale in St. Paul’s historic Ramsey Hill neighborhood. The opening of Traditions, coupled with the efforts of other pioneer businesses, including WA Frost and the Paper Patisserie, helped fueled the resurgence of Selby Avenue as a key element in St. Paul’s historic district.

Back to Projects

Macalester College – 130 kW

Project Name: Macalester College
Project Size: 130.4 kW
Panels: 378
Location: St. Paul, MN
Commissioned: 2018
   

 

 

IPS Solar installed this 130.4 kW solar array in St. Paul, Minnesota to offset the electricity load of Macalester College.

The panels will produce roughly 155,000 kWh per year, enough to power 13 average Minnesota homes. Over 30 years the solar panel system will offset nearly 3,600 tons of CO2, the equivalent of adding over 3,800 acres of trees to our forests.

Macalester was founded in 1874 on a firm belief in the transformational power of the liberal arts education. Since then, their students and alumni have demonstrated that power as a force for positive change, in turn attracting a growing community of learners from around the world.

Back to Projects

Red Wing Community Solar Garden – 6 MW

Project Name: Red Wing Community Garden
Project Size: 6.12 MW
Panels: 15,520
Location: Red Wing, MN
Commissioned: 2016

One of the Country’s Largest Community Solar Projects Goes Live in Red Wing
In the rolling landscapes of Goodhue County, you’ll find an emergence of solar panels, a lot of solar panels. The county is set to install over one hundred thousand solar panels over the next few years, mostly due to Xcel Energy’s new Community Solar Garden program. The first of these projects launched in December 2016 on a property adjacent to Red Wing High School.

Community Solar is a program that allows organizations and individuals to “subscribe” to a local solar electric project, located somewhere in their community, not on their roof. “Rates for community solar are often slightly less than current grid rates, and they offer a predictable forecast of costs into the future,” said Eric Pasi, Business Development Director at IPS Solar.

The project will produce enough equivalent energy to power roughly 1,000 average Minnesotan homes. Red Wing School District will enjoy more than $1,000,000 in land lease revenue, coupled with significant energy savings. There are several other marquee subscribers including the City of Red Wing and Trinity School in Dakota County.

Learn More about Solar4Schools

Back to Projects

Twin Oaks Middle School – 20 kW

Project Name: Twin Oaks Middle School
Project Size: 20 kW
Panels: 57
Location: Prior Lake, MN
Commissioned: 2017

Twin Oaks Middle School, part of the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District flipped the switch on its 20 kW solar project which is anticipated to save nearly $100K in electricity costs over the next 25 years. The system will not only save energy dollars but also provide science learning opportunities for students and help to meet the district’s sustainability goals.

IPS Solar installed the project and financial contributions were made by the Mdewakanton Sioux community. The school will have no upfront costs to install the projects and will pay lower electricity rates over the next 15-20 years. Construction began in September and was completed on time and on budget.

IPS Solar is also launched its Sunrise Program, focused on creating curriculums designed for science classes in elementary, middle, and high school. “We not only want to provide safe, clean and affordable energy for these schools, but the tools to connect the students to the science behind their own school’s system,” states Michael Cartwright, former physics teacher and education director at IPS Solar.

Learn More about the Sunrise Program.

Back to Projects

Chisago Lakes School District – 200 kW

Project Name: Chisago Lakes School District
Total Project Size: 200 kW
Number of Schools: 5
Location: Chisago Lakes, MN
Commissioned: 2015-2016

 

Chisago Lakes School District recently flipped the switch on five rooftop solar projects in the district along with a Community Solar subscription. The solar panel systems will not only save energy dollars but also provide science learning opportunities for students and help to meet the district’s sustainability goals.

These arrays were installed AT NO COST to the district by IPS Solar’s Solar4Schools Program. Over the next 30 years, our systems will save hundreds-of-thousands in taxpayer dollars by lowering operational costs for school districts. Contact IPS to find out how solar can provide educational opportunities AND save money to your business or school district.

 

Chisago Lakes District Schools With Solar

Chisago Lakes High School  
Chisago Lakes Middle School* 
Chisago Lakes Primary School          
Taylors Falls Elementary School 
Lakeside Elementary School* 

*Featured images

Learn More about Solar4Schools

Mounds View School District – 520 kW

Project Name: Mounds View School District
Total Project Size: 520 kW
Number of Schools: 13
Location: Arden Hills, MN
Commissioned: 2016-2018

 

Mounds View School District recently flipped the switch on thirteen rooftop solar projects in the district which are anticipated to save the district nearly $1M in electricity costs over the next 25 years. The solar panel systems will not only save energy dollars but also provide science learning opportunities for students and help to meet the district’s sustainability goals.

These arrays were installed AT NO COST to the district by IPS Solar’s Solar4Schools Program. Over the next 30 years, our systems will save hundreds-of-thousands in taxpayer dollars by lowering operational costs for school districts. Contact IPS to find out how solar can provide educational opportunities AND save money to your business or school district.

 

Mounds View District Schools With Solar

Irondale High School Mounds View High School*
Highview Middle SchoolEdgewood Middle School
Chippewa Middle School         Valentine Hills Elementary
Turtle Lake ElementaryPinewood Elementary
Bel Air ElementarySunnyside Elementary 
Island Lake ElementaryPike Lake Kindergarten
Snail Lake Kindergarten 

*Featured images

Learn More about Solar4Schools

Rockford School District – 120 kW

Project Name: Rockford School District
Total Project Size: 120 kW
Number of Schools: 3
Location: Rockford, MN
Commissioned: 2015

 

Rockford School District recently flipped the switch on three rooftop solar projects.The solar panel systems will not only save energy dollars but also provide science learning opportunities for students and help to meet the district’s sustainability goals.

These arrays were installed AT NO COST to the district by IPS Solar’s Solar4Schools Program. Over the next 30 years, our systems will save hundreds-of-thousands in taxpayer dollars by lowering operational costs for school districts. Contact IPS to find out how solar can provide educational opportunities AND save money to your business or school district.

The three systems produce about 150,000 kWh of electricity on average per year. Producing 150,000 kWh of electricity annually from coal emits about 245,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. Preventing this much carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere is equivalent to adding 131 acres of trees to our forests. Over a 30-year span, IPS expects this system will offset 7,350,000 pounds or 3,675 tons of carbon dioxide.

Rockford District Schools With Solar

Rockford Elementary School* 
Rockford Middle School 
Rockford High School**Featured Images

 

Learn More about Solar4Schools

Annandale School District – 120 kW

Project Name: Annandale School District
Total Project Size: 120 kW
Number of Schools: 3
Location: Annandale, MN
Commissioned: 2016

 

Annandale School District recently flipped the switch on three rooftop solar projects.The solar panel systems will not only save energy dollars but also provide science learning opportunities for students and help to meet the district’s sustainability goals.

These arrays were installed AT NO COST to the district by IPS Solar’s Solar4Schools Program. Over the next 30 years, our systems will save hundreds-of-thousands in taxpayer dollars by lowering operational costs for school districts. Contact IPS to find out how solar can provide educational opportunities AND save money to your business or school district.

The three systems produce about 150,000 kWh of electricity on average per year. Producing 150,000 kWh of electricity annually from coal emits about 245,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. Preventing this much carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere is equivalent to adding 131 acres of trees to our forests. Over a 30-year span, IPS expects this system will offset 7,350,000 pounds or 3,675 tons of carbon dioxide.

Annandale District Schools With Solar

Annandale Elementary School 
Annandale Middle School 
Annandale High School* 

*Featured Images

Learn More about Solar4Schools