Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 01st July
Greenskies Clean Energy and Pfister Energy have completed over 460 kW rooftop solar energy at two schools in Barrington, New Jersey. The projects are expected to generate 535.96 MWh of clean, renewable energy. Greenskies funded the construction at no upfront cost to the district and partnered with Pfister to install the rooftop arrays. Each of these projects will be owned, operated, and maintained by Greenskies.
“Our partnership with Greenskies and Pfister will help reduce our carbon footprint while saving the district on energy costs over the 15-year agreement,” said Barrington School District Business Administrator Sam Dutkin.
The solar installations located at Woodland Middle School (259.49 kW) and Avon Elementary School (200.97 kW) will significantly cut yearly electricity costs for the Barrington School District. The district will create savings by purchasing the power generated by the solar panels from Greenskies at a discounted rate compared to traditional utility costs.
“Pfister Energy is always excited when we can deploy solar on educational facilities,” said President & CEO of Pfister Energy, Wayne Pfister. “Saving money on energy allows townships and school districts to spend more on educational programs that directly benefit the kids.”
“This is a great example of how partnerships between solar developers and contractors can benefit school districts, regardless of budget constraints,” said Stanley Chin, President and CEO of Greenskies.
Together, Greenskies and Pfister have helped 23 schools, universities, or businesses across New Jersey and Pennsylvania to reduce energy costs and increase sustainability.