Greenskies, Pfister Energy turn New Jersey school district solar with 2 rooftop arrays
Greenskies Clean Energy and Pfister Energy completed rooftop solar systems totaling more than 460 kW at two schools in Barrington, New Jersey.
The solar installations at Woodland Middle School (259.49 kW) and Avon Elementary School (200.97 kW) will significantly reduce annual electricity costs for the Barrington School District. The district will realize savings by purchasing the power generated by the Greenskies solar panels at a reduced rate compared to traditional energy costs.
“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 Sam Dutkin, business manager of the Barrington School District.
Together, Greenskies and Pfister have helped 23 schools, universities or businesses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania reduce energy costs and increase sustainability.
“Pfister Energy is always excited when we can deploy solar energy in educational facilities,” said Wayne Pfister, president and CEO of Pfister Energy. “Saving money on energy allows townships and school districts to spend more on educational programs that directly benefit the children.”
Greenskies funded the construction at no upfront cost to the district and partnered with Pfister to install the roof arrays. Each of these projects will be owned, operated and maintained by Greenskies.
“This is a great example of how partnerships between developers and contractors of solar energy can benefit school districts regardless of budget constraints,” said Stanley Chin, president and CEO of Greenskies.
The Woodland and Avon projects expect to generate 535.96 MWh of clean, renewable energy annually.
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