Hebrew Academy

Project Information

System Type: Roof Top
Panel Type: Sharp 167 watt
Panel Count: 189
Inverter Type: SMA
System Size: 26 kW

Location Information

City: Huntington Beach
State: California

Ecological Impact

Hebrew Academy's solar power system will produce enough clean electricity to offset any one of the following over the 25 year life of the system:

The carbon sequestered by
seedlings grown for 10 years.
The CO2 emissions from
gallons of gasoline consumed
The CO2 emissions from
bottles of BBQ propane burned.

Hebrew Academy Partnered with SharpUSA and Helio Energy Solutions to go Green in a Big Way! 

Photos from Solar Panel Dedication Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting, April 2008

Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Solar Energy Solutions Group, based near the school in Huntington Beach, and Helio Energy Solutions worked together with the Hebrew Academy on the solar energy aspect of the school’s Go Green program. A portion of the Karp Federation Challenge Grant and a generous private donation made the solar panels possible.

The panels are situated on south facing roofs with over 98% efficiency.  The Academy system includes 189 Sharp 167 watt photovoltaic panels and covers 8000 square feet at a cost of over $200,000.  SMA inverters and a Web Box monitoring system are included allowing online review of the system performance.

The electricity generated returns to the main electric grid on the building. The system generated energy offsets the peak load electricity costs of the Academy. The solar electricity system emphasizes to the children and community the Go Green concept being taught in the science classrooms at the Academy.

Pictured, from left to right: Yitzy Geisinsky, Project Support, Peter Shapiro, Donor, Steve LoRusso, VP Sales, Helio Energy Solutions, Adrian Taylor, Associate Sales Manager, SharpUSA and Debbie Cook, Mayor, Huntington Beach, CA

For video of the celebration go here,