PBS and their member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS’s educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way.
Recently, k12 Energy, specializing in energy saving, solar systems for non-profits installed a 690 kilowatt solar system on the top of a mountain in northern California to enable, green solar power to run PBS towers and repeaters.
This was a $1.4 million project with a Power Purchase Agreement built at no cost to PBS. PBS purchases the green solar electricity at a much lower rate than from the utility.
K12 used a large pile driver to push steel posts into the ground so no concrete was needed.
The mission of k12 Energy
k12 specifically works with getting nonprofit energy projects funded without affecting their budget. There is no upfront money required. Savings starts from day one. Their unique nonprofit energy project funding program is able to keep prices low and pass the savings on to their customers. k12 has completed over $350 million in developed projects.
— Solar Builder magazine