We have a number of Green Initiatives from active solar to passive smart energy systems installed at Kieve-Wavus.
During the Forever Kieve Campaign in 2008 we installed solar hot water systems on the Walker Cabin and Buck Buck Building at Kieve. At the Wavus Campus in 2016 we installed photovoltaic panels through a lease-purchase program at Revision Energy. Take a look at these real-time system stats
This 36.4 kilowatt grid-tied solar electric array was designed and installed by ReVision Energy of Liberty, and took two weeks to fully install. Now, 136 solar panels cover the Wavus Barn roof and will supply 11% of Kieve-Wavus’ annual electric use and will offset almost 20 tons of carbon pollution each year. The new solar electric system will join Kieve-Wavus Education's existing solar hot water arrays on the Kieve campus and will further demonstrate the organization’s focus on environmental stewardship.
“The orientation and solar exposure of the Wavus Barn is ideal for this technology,” says Jennifer Jackson Albee, ReVision Energy’s customer relations manager and a former Wavus camper. “A system this size will produce more than 42,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually and make power for thirty years or more.”
This project was funded through a PPA – or power purchase agreement – where ReVision Energy installed the solar array at no cost to Kieve-Wavus, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. In the coming years, Kieve-Wavus will pay ReVision for the electricity produced by the solar array at a discounted rate; after six years, the Kieve-Wavus can opt to purchase the system outright at market price or continue to buy power from ReVision Energy.