I apologize in advance if my incompetence on this subject becomes clear. I just recently began looking into solar systems, and I am far from fully understanding the concept.

My (middle school) class recently began working on a project. We have plans to create a presentation that would convince the school board, and eventually the superintendent, to allow our school to "go solar." (Keep in mind we are actually trying to accomplish this, so any answers must be reasonable in terms of cost, warranties etc. ) We have created a spreadsheet showing how much power our school consumes per month, and how much DC energy we would need to produce to satisfy our school's consumption.

[TABLE="border: 1, cellpadding: 0, cellspacing: 0"]

[TR]

[TD] [/TD]

[TD]jan[/TD]

[TD]feb[/TD]

[TD]mar[/TD]

[TD]apr[/TD]

[TD]may[/TD]

[TD]jun[/TD]

[TD]jul[/TD]

[TD]aug[/TD]

[TD]sep[/TD]

[TD]oct[/TD]

[TD]nov[/TD]

[TD]dec[/TD]

[TD]Anual[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]kW usage[/TD]

[TD]77,839[/TD]

[TD]69,917[/TD]

[TD]105,119[/TD]

[TD]92,112[/TD]

[TD]105,119[/TD]

[TD]116,473[/TD]

[TD]76,967[/TD]

[TD]106,193[/TD]

[TD]143,020[/TD]

[TD]108289[/TD]

[TD]78282[/TD]

[TD]65378[/TD]

[TD]1,144,708[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]DC Production required[/TD]

[TD]97298.75[/TD]

[TD]87396.25[/TD]

[TD]131398.75[/TD]

[TD]115140[/TD]

[TD]131398.75[/TD]

[TD]145591.25[/TD]

[TD]96208.75[/TD]

[TD]132741.25[/TD]

[TD]178775[/TD]

[TD]135361.25[/TD]

[TD]97852.5[/TD]

[TD]81722.5[/TD]

[TD]1430885[/TD]

[/TR]

[/TABLE]

When I try to calculate the amount of hourly kW production required in September, using the formula "Monthly production/30/5" Where 30 is the days and 5 is the hours, I get about 1200 kWh for that month, which is a way higher kWh amount than any system I have found so far has offered. Could someone help me find a cost efficient (I don't think anything above 1 mil dollars would help persuade them) system that would produce enough kWh for our school? If we are headed in the complete wrong direction with this project, or we are obviously missing a key factor that must be considered, I would appreciate it if someone would help clear up these misconceptions.

PS: If anything in this question came across as vague or unclear, let me know and I will do my best to elaborate.

My (middle school) class recently began working on a project. We have plans to create a presentation that would convince the school board, and eventually the superintendent, to allow our school to "go solar." (Keep in mind we are actually trying to accomplish this, so any answers must be reasonable in terms of cost, warranties etc. ) We have created a spreadsheet showing how much power our school consumes per month, and how much DC energy we would need to produce to satisfy our school's consumption.

[TABLE="border: 1, cellpadding: 0, cellspacing: 0"]

[TR]

[TD] [/TD]

[TD]jan[/TD]

[TD]feb[/TD]

[TD]mar[/TD]

[TD]apr[/TD]

[TD]may[/TD]

[TD]jun[/TD]

[TD]jul[/TD]

[TD]aug[/TD]

[TD]sep[/TD]

[TD]oct[/TD]

[TD]nov[/TD]

[TD]dec[/TD]

[TD]Anual[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]kW usage[/TD]

[TD]77,839[/TD]

[TD]69,917[/TD]

[TD]105,119[/TD]

[TD]92,112[/TD]

[TD]105,119[/TD]

[TD]116,473[/TD]

[TD]76,967[/TD]

[TD]106,193[/TD]

[TD]143,020[/TD]

[TD]108289[/TD]

[TD]78282[/TD]

[TD]65378[/TD]

[TD]1,144,708[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]DC Production required[/TD]

[TD]97298.75[/TD]

[TD]87396.25[/TD]

[TD]131398.75[/TD]

[TD]115140[/TD]

[TD]131398.75[/TD]

[TD]145591.25[/TD]

[TD]96208.75[/TD]

[TD]132741.25[/TD]

[TD]178775[/TD]

[TD]135361.25[/TD]

[TD]97852.5[/TD]

[TD]81722.5[/TD]

[TD]1430885[/TD]

[/TR]

[/TABLE]

When I try to calculate the amount of hourly kW production required in September, using the formula "Monthly production/30/5" Where 30 is the days and 5 is the hours, I get about 1200 kWh for that month, which is a way higher kWh amount than any system I have found so far has offered. Could someone help me find a cost efficient (I don't think anything above 1 mil dollars would help persuade them) system that would produce enough kWh for our school? If we are headed in the complete wrong direction with this project, or we are obviously missing a key factor that must be considered, I would appreciate it if someone would help clear up these misconceptions.

PS: If anything in this question came across as vague or unclear, let me know and I will do my best to elaborate.

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