Mill Creek Community School Corporation - Mill Creek Solar Farm, Clayton, IN
Shambaugh & Son (Shambaugh) was awarded an electrical contract to install a state-of-the-art solar farm for the Mill Creek Community School Corporation (Mill Creek). Serving the Mill Creek West Elementary School, the solar farm has substantially decreased the school’s electrical bills and is targeted to produce enough power to offset 100 percent of the school’s annual consumption, transforming the school into a net-zero building for energy consumption.
Beyond cost savings, the project also demonstrates Mill Creek’s commitment to sustainability and has helped them become leading environmental stewards for their community.
Mill Creek envisioned that the Mill Creek West Elementary School could become one of the first schools in the Midwest to build, own, and operate an alternative energy system. To fulfill this vision, they required an expert electrical team with the capabilities for a large-scale project and the technical know-how to install cutting-edge, high-tech solar energy equipment.
During the project, Shambaugh installed 348 solar panels for the 110W solar facility, which has the capacity to produce more than 430,000 kilowatt hours annually. Along with the solar equipment, Shambaugh also installed highly efficient light emitting diode (LED) lighting for the project, which further lowered Mill Creek’s energy expenses.
Formed in 1964, the Mill Creek Community School Corporation serves students in Hendricks County, Indiana. In addition to Mill Creek West Elementary, Mill Creek operates four other schools, all committed to providing an outstanding education to their students.