Palo Verde High School in Tucson, AZ, goes solar


Custom Solar and Leisure installs 8kW solar installation at Palo Verde High School in Tucson, AZ.

Custom Solar and Leisure, a full-service solar company based in Tucson, Arizona, is installing an 8kW solar array at Palo Verde High School in Tucson, AZ. The solar system is expected to provide 15,000kWh of electricity annually, enough to power a 2,500 square-foot home. According to Jeff Shoemaker, owner of Custom Solar and Leisure, the school will save approximately $1,500 per year.

The solar installation will provide Palo Verde High School with a triple-benefit: solar power, shaded handicap parking, and educational awareness about the positives of solar energy to the student, faculty, and parents of Palo Verde High School.

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has donated for the solar project, as part of the utility’s Solar for Schools program. The program aims to provide an educational resource to students to learn more about solar energy. According to CSL, the installation of the new feature will cost $35,000.