Energy Efficiency, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - February 15, 2023
Clinton City Schools Installs Solar PV System
Clinton City Schools in North Carolina recently completed the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system.
CMTA, a Legence company, provided the engineering services for a comprehensive guaranteed energy-saving performance contract.
The PV install includes 107.83 kW of solar photovoltaic array on Sunset Avenue Elementary School's 800 Wing. During periods of low electricity consumption at the school, such as weekends, the new system will export power to Duke Energy, generating credits for the school’s electricity bills. During peak output of the system, it will provide 35% of the power drawn by all lighting systems in the entire district.
“It is exciting to see this component along with other components of the Energy Performance Savings Contract come together and come online,” John Lowe, Executive Director of Technology and Auxiliary Services for Clinton City Schools, said in a statement. “It’s been a long endeavor that required agreements from the county commissioners and approval from the LGC (Local Government Commission). So, it’s good to finally see a lot of these components coming to fruition.”