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Solar Schools

The TDSB began investing in renewable energy technologies in 2010, with a particular focus on the installation of solar PV systems on school rooftops. The first systems were installed by the TDSB on 10 schools. The TDSB has a contract to sell this electricity to the Independent Electricity System Operator, projected to earn a total of about $3.4 million for the Environmental Legacy Fund over the duration of the 20-year contract.

An agreement with Potentia Renewable Inc. saw a further 347 TDSB schools and buildings have solar PV systems installed on their rooftops. Overall, this program saw the installation of close to 148,000 solar panels. The Beach Community Energy Corp. has 1 installation at Kew Beach PS. All told, the TDSB has a total installed capacity of about 38 megawatts (MW) on 358 buildings.

These solar arrays on TDSB schools offset over 30,000 tonnes of CO2 between the 2013/14 and 2017/18 school years. TDSB Solar School installations are part of the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program which encourages greater use of renewable energy sources including solar photovoltaic (PV).

 

 
 

Are you part of a solar school community?

solar panel in the sun
  1. Use the chart below to find out more about TDSB solar schools, and their power generation
  2. Calculate the solar energy generation and carbon offset for your school (does your calculation match reality?)
  3. Promote your solar school and climate action in the community with a downloadable poster

 

We receive monthly data from 347 buildings with Potentia solar panels, that were installed between 2014 and 2017. This data will be updated periodically as we receive it from Potentia. The earlier buildings are included in this list, but with "no data".

  • Click on a year button to load in all buildings; the list can be filtered by name, address or ward.
  • Click on a school name to see all data for that school. Click on the address to see the building in Google Maps.

List of TDSB schools with solar panels
Name Address Ward Capacity kW Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total kWh
 
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