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Project Overview

The College of Lake County (CLC) is an innovative community college that transforms lives with its variety of accessible, quality education options. CLC is committed to conserving resources, reducing its carbon footprint and inspiring its students to become innovative problem solvers.

The College of Lake County (CLC) is an innovative community college that transforms lives with its variety of accessible, quality education options. CLC is committed to conserving resources, reducing its carbon footprint and inspiring its students to become innovative problem solvers.

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Project Type

Rooftop Fixed Ballasted & Ground Mount Solar Array

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Location

Grayslake, IL

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SERVICES

  • – Utility applications
  • – System design & engineering
  • – Permitting
  • – Procurement
  • – Installation
  • – Incentive filing & rebate application

Solutions Provided

Verde Solutions worked with the College of Lake County (CLC) to install solar panels across two acres of land on the west side of campus and across 13 rooftops. Tier 1 equipment was used for the Solar Panels, Inverters, and Mounting Systems to generate approximately 2.5 million kWh of annual energy. CLC was the largest prevailing wage project at the time in Illinois. The college was able to finance this solar development through a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Verde, which meant no upfront costs for the installation of solar panels.

4,941

Modules

$187,000

Savings Year One

2,466,039

KWH Energy Generated Per Year

Estimated to save over 44,869 Metric Tons OF CO2 OVER ITS LIFESPAN

As Director of Facilities for College of Lake County's multiple campuses, I was pleased to have the pleasure to work with Verde Solutions on our Grayslake Campus Solar Installation. The solar project was awarded after a strenuous two-year RFP process, and we could not be happier with the results.

The Verde Team worked with our legal, engineering, facilities, and grounds staff every step of the way. Whether gathering data to present to our board and President or working out specific work schedules for our students, Verde was responsive, hard-working, and attentive to the details. College of Lake County prides itself on its leadership towards a more renewable future and is thankful for partners like Verde Solutions who help on this mission.”

Mike Welch, Director of Facilities, College of Lake County

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