Bullis’ Solar Power System
In 2009, Bullis installed the largest solar electric power system at an independent school in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Installed by Clean Currents Solar and owned and operated by Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. (WGES), the system provides electricity for The Blair Family Center for the Arts.
This 111 kW photovoltaic system consists of 540 solar panels that will produce 143,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, and supply nearly 20% of The Blair Center’s annual electricity needs. In an innovative partnership, WGES financed the initial cost of the solar power system, and Bullis will pay WGES for the power produced by the system for 20 years.
In addition to a strong commitment to solar energy, Bullis also purchases 100% wind power for its campus electricity needs.