ReneSola donates solar to Brian D. Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund

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ReneSola donates PV modules to the Brian D. Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund. The modules will be installed on 12 educational facilities located in Illinois.

ReneSola has donated PV modules to the Brian D. Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund. The modules will be installed on 12 educational facilities located in Illinois. All 12 facilities also received PV system installation grants from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation K-12 Solar Schools Program, and are being installed in partnership with the Foundation for Environmental Education.

The 12 recipients of the ReneSola PV modules and Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation grants include: 

  • Audubon Elementary School, Chicago, IL
  • Hawthorn Aspen Elementary, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Hawthorn Elementary School North, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Hawthorn Elementary School South, Vernon, IL
  • Indian Valley Vocational Center, Sandwich, IL
  • Lake Zurich Middle School South, Lake Zurich, IL
  • Libertyville High School, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Lockport Township High School, Lockport, IL
  • Study Center at Boy Scout Camp Lakota, Woodstock, IL
  • Woodstock High School, Woodstock, IL
  • Townline Elementary and School of Dual Language, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Vernon Hills High School, Vernon Hills, IL

A joint venture with The Solar Foundation, the Brian D. Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund is based on Robertson’s ‘20/20 Vision of Solar in America,’ aiming to facilitate the installation of 20,000 solar energy systems at K-12 schools throughout the United States by 2020.

An entrepreneur and solar pioneer who co-founded SunEdison, Brian Robertson was killed in a plane crash in December of 2011 while serving as CEO of Amonix. The foundation was established to achieve Robertson’s vision of putting solar electricity within reach of millions of students across the country.

Kevin Chen, President of ReneSola America, stated: “We are proud to support the solar initiatives put in place by the Brian D. Robertson’s Memorial Solar Schools Fund, and look forward to seeing the benefits of these recent installation projects on these Illinois schools.”

Yolanda Seabrooks, Program Director of the foundation said of the  schools projects, “The generosity of partners like Renesola and Illinois  Clean Energy Community Foundation is the key to making fulfillment of  the Brian Robertson’s solar schools vision a reality.” 

Robertson’s widow, Eileen Robertson, chairman of the Brian D.  Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund added, “Brian saw education as the foundation for developing a clean energy economy and strengthening our nation’s future. Schools face rising energy costs and an uncertain climate for state and national education funding.”