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Commercial Featured Project

Rio Rancho & Cleveland High Schools

SYSTEM TYPECommercial
LOCATIONRio Rancho, New Mexico
DC POWER1.2 MW
GOALMitigate energy costs while providing solar education
PRODUCTDuraTrack HZ
COMMISSIONED2013

Goal: Mitigate annual school district energy costs while providing an education in solar energy

Rio Rancho Public Schools (RRPS), an 18 school public district located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, was faced with a dilemma that besets almost every school district in the country. How do we manage our energy costs to ensure that proper funding is being allocated to the students instead of being sent to ‘pay the bills’?

Solution: A DuraTrack® HZ system that helps to generate 80% of each high schools electricity needs

Erected on a little more than 5 acres, the two 600 kW DuraTrack HZ arrays at both of RRPS’s premiere high schools represents an energy move that is both centered on educating students and on the financial bottom-line. The expenditure savings are more than $100,000 a year according to the district, which has allowed the use of funds for other educational initiatives that would otherwise be unavailable. Situated just 15 miles from ATI’s corporate headquarters, the Rio Rancho & Cleveland High School projects provide a chief example of ATI’s commitment to local sustainability.