08-14-2012 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #36


Title
Solar Array for Jefferson Middle School

Discussion

Florida Power and Light (FPL) has selected Jefferson Middle School to receive a five kW solar array at no cost to Brevard Public Schools (BPS).  The scope of this grant includes design, construction and five years of maintenance for the installation.  Attached is a contract required by FPL for this grant.

At the end of the five year period, FPL will "sell" the installation to BPS for no cost.  (See Attachment 3 to the contract, and note that this "Form of Bill of Sale" will be signed at the end of the five-year period.  It is for reference only and is not to be signed at this time). 

This project will provide excellent educational opportunities for the students of BPS, as well as an example of alternative energy technology to the public.

The School Board Attorney has reviewed the contract and approved it for submittal to the School Board.

Attachment: FPL Contract - Solar Array for Jefferson Middle School



Recommendation
Approve the Photovoltaic for Schools Pilot Program Contract for the solar array to be installed at Jefferson Middle School.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 8/14/2012
Consent w/o Information8/28/2012

Authority for Action
1001.42 F.S.

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Herb Blauel, Staff Engineer  633-1000 x457


Attachment:  FPL Contract - Solar Array for Jefferson Middle School.pdf