Solar - June 28, 2022
NJ Schools District Gets Rooftop Solar
A New Jersey school district plans to save almost $1 million in energy costs over the next 15 years through an on-site solar energy installation project now underway.
Montville Township Public Schools announced that it is installing solar modules on six of its school buildings, which are expected to generate 1.84 MW of energy annually and reduce carbon emissions by the equivalent of 1,500 tons of coal burned. The project will include the installation of panels from SolarEdge overseen by the developer Solar Landscape, who completed a 15-year PPA with the school district.
The project falls under a wider initiative in New Jersey to decarbonize the state’s educational facilities. An estimated 600 solar systems have been introduced at New Jersey schools as part of this program.
“Protecting our environment and fighting climate change is a priority for our schools, our students and our community,” Katine Slunt, Montville Township Public Schools’ Business Administrator, said in a statement. “By using solar energy, we’re now making good use of an untapped asset: our buildings’ roofs. Now, we can be even better stewards of our financial resources and lead our students by example in the fight against climate change.”
Photo: Courtesy of Solar Landscape