C2 Energy Capital announced the completion of a one-megawatt solar power project for the Otsego Local School District located near Bowling Green, Ohio.
The company financed, owns, and operates the project. The first clean energy project of its kind with the local Tontogany utility, C2 Energy Capital supported regional developer, Solar Power & Light (SP&L) who worked closely with the school board, the local utility, and community to deliver a high-quality solar project with no capital expense for the school district.
The project is powered by advanced thin film modules from First Solar, Inc. which were designed and developed at the company’s research and development (R&D) centers in California and Ohio. First Solar, America’s largest solar manufacturer, has its roots in Ohio, and operates the Western Hemisphere’s largest solar manufacturing footprint across two factories in Perrysburg and Lake Township.
The Otsego Local School District includes 3 schools and educates 1,500 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. The district’s Superintendent shepherded the solar project by collaborating with SP&L and landing the district with an estimated cost savings of more than $900,000 over the life of the system. In addition to using lower-cost clean energy, the school district will also benefit from a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) educational component that SP&L developed, allowing students to learn about sustainability and renewable energy technology.