Microgrid Solar and The Doe Run Company Partner to Provide Solar to Herculaneum High School

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Microgrid Solar and The Doe Run Company Partner to Provide Solar and Energy Efficiency Upgrades at Herculaneum High School Project to save school $44,000 annually

St. Louis (December 17, 2013) – In collaboration with The Doe Run Company (Doe Run), St. Louis-based Microgrid Solar is proud to be a partner in providing solar and energy efficiency upgrades at Herculaneum High School (HHS). Starting with conducting an energy audit of the high school campus in July 2012, Microgrid recommended the following projects for Doe Run to fund as part of several environmental investments they are making in the community:

  • 75 kilowatts (kW) of solar capacity, including 25 kW roof-top arrays on the gymnasium and fine arts building, a 13 kW array with a battery storage component on the main building, and 6 kW solar canopies on the football stadium grandstand and cafeteria courtyard.
  • Interior lighting upgrades to replace all T12 fluorescent lamps with new, energy-efficient T8 lamps, including new fixtures where feasible. In addition, metal halide lights in the industrial arts shop and gymnasium were replaced with T5 high-output fluorescent fixtures, and incandescent exit signs were replaced with LED fixtures.
  • Exterior lighting upgrades, including the replacement of metal halide fixtures on the building walls and parking lots with new, high-efficiency LED fixtures. These new fixtures will not only provide significant energy savings, but will also save maintenance costs because the lamps have a 15-year life versus a 3 to 5-year life for the metal halide lamps and ballasts.
Doe Run Install 1

Stan Lafollette of The Doe Run Company; Stan Stratton, Superintendent of Dunklin R-V School District; Dr. John Crabtree, Principal, Herculaneum High School; and Tim Schulz, of Microgrid Solar, inspect solar panels on the roof of the high school building.


Doe Run Install 2

Tim Schulz, of Microgrid Solar, Stan Lafollette of The Doe Run Company and Dr. John Crabtree, principal of Herculaneum High School, inspect solar panels on the roof of the high school building.


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Microgrid Solar is a leading Midwest solar installer, based in St. Louis, MO, offering turnkey solar services for both commercial and residential clients. Microgrid has installed over 400 solar projects in the St. Louis area. The St. Louis Business Journal named Microgrid to the Who’s Who in Energy in 2012 and the Heroes of the Planet in 2011.

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