In 2011. DC Energy won the bid to install a solar system at the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes Elementary School in Burlington. This was the last of the Solar on Schools projects funded by a grant from Congress spearheaded by Senator Bernie Sanders. Funding was also provided by Seventh Generation.

This project was unique – part of the system was a solar tracker that is installed on the roof of the building. If you are in the neighborhood and go to the baseball field behind the school, you can see the tracker following the sun!

The entire system is connected to the school wide energy monitoring system which monitors all energy usage in the building.