GCE has developed a systematic approach to energy generation for schools, and 2019 couldn’t be better timing.

GCE has developed a systematic approach to energy generation for schools, and 2019 couldn’t be better timing.

Perfect Timing

In the past, all renewable energy was an “idea for the future” that fiscally concerned organizations did not have the luxury of investing into. In 2019, an almost perfect storm of timing, incentive programs, lowered costs, and funding mechanisms, have made this the optimum time to invest in solar for projects sized 1-10MW.

Schools are a Good Fit for Solar

  • Ground mounted solar installations are the most cost effective installations, require less permitting, and schools uniquely have open space.

  • Solar power is best consumed during the day without having to save the power in storage, and schools operate mostly during the same sunlight hours.

  • Schools normally can’t take the tax incentives of renewable clean energy generation, but our exclusive GCE “Energy for Education” program allows schools to take advantage of all the incentives and then some.

  • The reduced cost of the project with tax incentives makes it so you can actually receive clean solar energy not at a higher price than standard, but actually cheaper than your standard utility rate.

Community Stewardship

  • Schools can use the solar and renewable energy for educational purposes.

  • Schools are in a leadership position in the community.

  • Schools value attracting new students and having renewable energy is a way to set your schools apart.

Energy Development Funding Mechanisms

With no money out of pocket, a school can have million of dollars invested into an energy project through our “Energy for Education” development program. This program, “Energy for Education” allows schools committed to sustainable energy practices to have access to this energy generation program without paying for the project upfront or dealing with the liability of managing the solar array.

What’s in it for you? (the organization)

It is as simple as trading the land for $1, and powering your building with clean solar energy. We only have this program available for a short period of time, so we are looking to help communities that are truly are invested in wanting clean energy.

GCE’s Role

Solar is complicated, and it requires:

Months of preparation

Engineering, audits, evaluations

Environmental studies

Permits

Work with the utility company

Applications to several government entities

Constant project management 

Up-front costs from $60-100K+

GCE pays for, and manages the entire development process with no money out of pocket to the school.

To schedule your meeting, call and ask for one of our “Energy for Education” specialists, at (614) 344-8364.