Upland Hills School PV

Upland Hills School
Oxford, MI 48370-3111
LAT/LONG: 42.805323, -83.191863
Upland Hills School Our Story

In 1973, the school installed a 2KW wind generator that was featured in National Geographic's School Bulletin and World magazines. Students and staff have created solar greenhouses, rainwater harvesting systems, and built a Theatre from recycled foam coffee cups. The early experiments at the School led to the creation of the Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center, a leader in teaching people about how to live lightly on our earth. As part of the Michigan Renewable Schools Program, Upland Hills now boasts a 10kW solar PV array producing energy on their school’s roof.
Since monitoring began 3/19/2010, this system has generated 14,633 kilowatt hours of clean energy.
Enough to offset...
lbs. of CO2 emissions, the main cause of global warming.
miles worth of CO2 emissions from the average American car.
Enough power for...
days of electricity usage in an average American house.
days using a 13-watt energy-efficient CFL light bulb.

Installation Profile

Array Azimuth Array Tilt Capacity Commissioned
10.560 MAR 19
2010
180° 18° Kilowatts (DC) Mar 19, 2010

Hardware Assets

Module Type Module Wdc Quantity Total Capacity (kW DC)
Solon Blue 220 220 48 10.560
Inverter Type Inverter Wac Quantity Total Capacity (kW AC)
Fronius IG Plus 10.0 10000 1 10.000

Project Team

SUR Energy: System Installer
Upland Hills School: System Owner