S. Diego Chabad Hebrew Academy Goes Solar

The Chabad Hebrew Academy of San Diego, CA, led by Rabbi Yosef Fradkin, switched over to solar energy for all their electrical needs last March and declared “energy independence.” Now they are seeing savings of $169,000 each year, reports the S. Diego Jewish Journal.

From the S. Diego Jewish Journal:

Chabad Hebrew Academy (CHA) is leading the way for green energy.

The Scripps Ranch school installed 446 sun powered solar panels in the parking lot last March, and they are already seeing benefits. The panels generate more than 131,652 watts, according to the head of the school, Rabbi Josef Fradkin.

Additionally, the panels leave no carbon footprint and actually create more energy than the school uses each year.

“The project is a net zero offset plus five percent,” Fradkin says. “The school is generating excess output above its total annual consumption, saving approximately $169,000 each year.”

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6 Comments

  • 1. $169,000 a year??? wrote:

    That means their monthly electric bill was well over $20,000/month if the SAVINGS alone was over $169,000. Sounds like some shady math to me and I know something about finances and energy.

  • 3. TO $169,000 A YEAR ??? wrote:

    AND DID YOU EVER THINK HOW MUCH THE ELECTRIC BILL IN 770 IS? HOW ABOUT FINDING OUT!!!
    WE WANT MOSHIACH NOW !!!!

  • 4. Wonder if they will lower or cap their tuition? wrote:

    With all their savings I hope this will help with scholarships or lowering tuition

  • 6. even more savings wrote:

    Great! The energy savings would be even more if the building(s) were a monolithic dome or a complex of monolithic domes, which are fire, mold, earthquake, tornado, and insect resistant. Also, monolithic domes can take multiple rifle rounds without suffering any penetration. Search for them on YouTube. I’m just saying….

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