KIPP DC College Preparatory

A public charter school in northeast D.C. looking to reduce its carbon footprint, while minimizing disruptions, will now redirect more than $560,000 in energy cost savings back into our local classrooms
System Size, Kilowatts
Metric Tons of carbon emissions (Equivalent)
Tree Seedlings, Grown for 10 years (Equivalent)
Year 1 Solar Savings + Revenue
Lifetime Solar Savings + Revenue

Install Date

April 25th, 2019


A public charter school in NE D.C. looking to reduce its carbon footprint and redirect savings into the classroom, while minimizing disruption to students and staff.


New Columbia Solar installed a Longspan solar carport using 687 Sunpower 470W Panels, and 7 SMA SOAR – SUNNY Tripower 30000TL-US inverters. Over the lifetime of the system, KIPP Hamilton is expected to save $564,693 in energy costs.

“With our primary focus being on the students, having an experienced and thoughtful solar partner is of the utmost importance to a successful project. Partnering with New Columbia Solar (NCS) allowed us to rest more easily knowing that we could focus on education while NCS focused on all the plans and work involved in installing the system.”


“Working around our school schedule was crucial and NCS made that a priority. It has been a pleasure working with NCS to promote sustainability through solar at our high school.”

Nate Schwartz
Director of Finance & Operational Analysis

KIPP Hamilton DC Solar Carport

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