A Generation180 report released in 2020 found that 7,332 public and private K-12 schools in the United States had solar power. Seems like a lot, but that's only 5.5% of schools across the country. Educational institutions are a segment of the commercial solar market ripe with opportunity.
In this episode of the Contractor's Corner podcast, Solar Power World talks with the leadership at Sunrise Power Solutions, one company taking advantage of the open K-12 market. The Long Island-based company works with a lot of schools because, as CEO Heather Ingebrigtsen says, they're the ideal customer. They usually have ample space for solar and the budgets to support energy projects.
CFO Mike Ingebrigtsen also explains the next installation market ready for takeoff: electric vehicle chargers. SPW editors also talk about Women's History Month and representation in solar.