Schools – Trajectory Energy Partners

Schools

Trajectory Energy Partners works with schools, both public & private, to bring solar energy to educational institutions in the US.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS PROGRAM

The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) includes a sub-program that supports solar projects located on the property of public schools.

Project Types

The CEJA Public Schools program supports both behind the meter projects as well as community solar projects located on the property of public schools.  Projects can be up to 5MWac in size. 

Timing & Annual Funding

The first block of available funding for the public school solar program opens up for applications in August 2022.  100MWac of projects will be available each year. 

Priority Schools

The CEJA Public Schools program prioritizes Tier 1 and Tier 2 schools, as well as schools located in Environmental Justice areas. 

QUESTIONS?

Please contact one of our Project Development Managers.

Kiersten Sheets

Project Development Manager
Northern/Central Illinois

Elan McMillin

Project Development Manager
Southern Illinois

MORE INFORMATION

Read more on The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act.

PROJECT BENEFITS

A community solar project through the CEJA Public Schools program brings many benefits to the local school district and the community. As an example, a 2MW Community Solar project produces approximately 4,500,000 kWhs of solar energy, which can provide more than $50,000 a year in savings for residents and school facilities.

Utility Bill Savings

A community solar site can provide savings to both school district facilities and local residents. The public school hosting the site must be an anchor subscriber to the project, utilizing between 10 to 40% of the energy of the system.

Site Lease

For community solar projects, Trajectory Energy pays rent to the landowner and pays taxes to local taxing bodies. A typical 2MW community solar project may pay $15,000-$20,000 in rent and an estimated $15,000 in property taxes during the first year.

Supporting Renewable Energy

Both behind the meter and community solar projects help Illinois meet its goal of reaching 100% renewable energy while bringing clean energy to its residents.

Piney Wood Solar

Learn more about Piney Woods Solar, where Trajectory Energy Partners worked with the students of Piney Woods School to bring solar power to their campus.

Illinois Solar for All

Visit the Illinois Solar for All official website.