Dysart’s solar panel project contract with Constellation Solar AZ LLC was approved by the Governing Board on March 6, 2013 for installation at 21 sites throughout the District. Projects commenced May 2013, and they were completed in September 2013 with no upfront cost to the district
. As part of the project contract, all rebates, grants, credits, and other incentives belong to the investment company, who in turn will sell the electricity produced back to
Dysart at a discounted rate.
Solar panels will be installed at Canyon Ridge, Cimarron Springs, Countryside, Desert Moon, Dysart Elementary, Kingswood, Luke Elementary, Markey Park, Mountain View, Parkview, Rancho Gabriela, Riverview, Sunset Hills, Surprise Elementary, Thompson Ranch, West Point, Dysart Early Childhood Education Center, Dysart High School, Valley Vista High School, Shadow Ridge High School, the District Office, and the District Office Warehouse.
The quantity of solar panels constructed at each site is estimated to produce only the amount of energy needed for that site. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the electricity produced by the project will save annual greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 2,684 passenger vehicles, or 1.4 million gallons of gasoline. The utility cost savings to the District, as a result of the purchase of discounted solar-generated power, will continue for the next twenty years. Financed and owned by Constellation, the school district will purchase the electricity generated by the systems, saving nearly $14 million over 20 years.
Click each school name to see the interactive solar panel performance, consumption data, and how each school's energy investment is benefiting the environment.
Dysart Learning Center
Dysart Elementary School
Dysart High School