Warsaw Community Schools gets solar energy equipment loan

Warsaw Community Schools will be going green next year. They’ve struck a partnership with First Source Bank for a solar energy equipment loan of $9.3 million.

The equipment will be installed at six school buildings.

Warsaw Community Schools CFO Brandon Penrod says it’s not just about saving money.

“While it certainly saves money, it lowers the carbon footprint of our district and it provides instructional resources to our classroom teachers, particularly in the STEM areas,” he explains. “These new instructional resources include hardware and software capable of showing such data as instant and historical energy generation and instant and historical energy consumption, as well as carbon footprint offset.”

Warsaw is the latest of many to school districts across Indiana to implement solar energy and take advantage of the state’s net metering laws.