New Solar Array at the MSD Wayne Township Education Center

We’re excited to announce our fully operational solar array at the Wayne Township Education Center!

Why is this important? Electric energy costs have increased on average by 57% in AES territory in the last 10 years, according to IBJ and IURC data.

The solar array at the Wayne Township Education Center is just one of the District-wide energy conservation measures we’re taking to drastically reduce energy consumption, which saves millions and redirects funds to our classrooms. In fact, solar energy only accounts for 10% of MSD Wayne’s total Energy Savings Project. Additional energy conservation efforts include:

  • Boiler Upgrades
  • Chiller Upgrades
  • Refurbished Cooling Towers
  • Improved Classroom Air Distribution
  • Variable Speed Drives
  • Walk-in Cooler and Freezer Upgrades
  • LED Sports Lighting
  • Large Assembly Space Controls
  • Monitoring with Building Utility Meters for Plug loads
  • LED Lighting Occupancy Sensors 
  • Battery Storage

As the local assessed value (AV) increase impacts property taxes, this forward-thinking strategy allowed us to eliminate the 2015 referendum, which you’ll see reduced from your tax bill this Spring. 

Graphic with Operational Solar Array at Wayne Township Education Center

What’s Next?

We look forward to sharing exciting plans for complete campus-wide energy savings for Westlake Elementary School, ESEC, Grand Hall, and the Wayne Township Transportation Center!

Our commitment to economic savings through energy efficiency and environmental stewardship sets an example for schools nationwide.

The Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township provides multiple pathways to success for more than 16,000 students, preschool through high school. Located on the west side of Indianapolis, MSD Wayne works in partnership with the Wayne Township community to help every learner achieve excellence. To learn more about MSD Wayne, visit, or follow us on Facebook at and Twitter @WayneTwpSchools and @WayneTwpSuper.