As Saltus strives to achieve their vision to inspire students to lead a more just, fair and sustainable world, the board selected BE Solar to design and install a solar solution for the Upper Primary School. After months of planning and coordination, a 131 panel solar system was installed in late 2019 by a team of BE Solar’s qualified solar experts.
The solar project was designed to maximise energy production and reliability, and to help offset the daytime energy use at Saltus to provide a compelling financial return. Over the 25 year guaranteed lifespan, the high efficiency solar panels will offset the combustion of 2,295 barrels of fossil fuel from being consumed in Bermuda. The system will also stop 1,192 tons of C02 gas from being released into the air which is equivalent to taking 253 cars off the road for one year. By the year 2044, Saltus will have saved over $500,000 in energy costs with solar.
The system was proposed and engineered by Travis Burland ('99) and Stuart Kriendler ('97) and developed by the BE Solar team to help Saltus reduce their operating costs and reliance on fossil fuels. The solar system was donated by the Stempel Family and the Stempel foundation to Saltus Grammar School. Monitoring equipment was installed to track the solar production and energy consumption on the property which can be used by teachers to educate students about the solar system.