Centerpoint School District, located in Amity, will be going 100 percent solar with a new solar power plant.
The district has partnered with Scenic Hill Solar to develop and build a 1 MW DC solar power plant that will produce more than 1,525,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity in its first year and 44,286,134 kilowatt-hours of electricity over the course of 30 years.
This solar facility, which will feature a ground-mounted fixed-tilt solar array with more than 2,500 solar modules, is expected to fulfill 100 percent of the district’s energy needs.
“The Centerpoint School District commitment to renewable energy is a great example of doing well by doing good. The District will conserve scarce budget dollars for education while providing an onsite example to students of the power of science and math,” Scenic Hill Solar CEO Bill Halter said in a statement. “We commend Superintendent Dan Breshears and the School Board for their leadership and are we are grateful to partner with them in bringing solutions and local economic development through the construction of this power plant. This groundbreaking is further evidence that for schools across the State of Arkansas, a commitment to renewable energy pays major dividends, and adds to economic resilience in challenging times. Centerpoint is a leader among schools making the switch to clean energy.”
Centerpoint School District’s new solar plant will be located on district-owned property along Highway 8 in Amity.
Scenic Hill Solar and the district will be breaking ground on the power plant on Thursday, Oct. 1.