In the summer of 2005, Reagan Middle School in Dixon, Illinois became the largest ground-mounted solar school in the state. Its 51.2 kW system was placed at a school named after President Ronald Reagan – in a town where he lived as a child. This large system shows off the fact that solar can supply a large amount of power, and educate at the same time.
GreenAssociates assisted in the design of the thermal solar arrays which is expected to pay back the District in eight to ten years.
Type of Project: Solar Array
Completion: May 2005
As District 170’s architect since 1993, GreenAssociates has worked on multiple improvements to the historic Dixon High School.
The district is proud of the historic nature of the high school and strives to provide improvements that will both preserve the building and improve the learning environment.
Repair and restoration of the tile roof and tuck pointing of exterior masonry have helped preserve the historic character of the school.
The addition of an elevator and improvements to electrical systems have allowed the school to maintain compliance with accessibility and life safety standards.
Type of Facility: High School