Ameresco installs solar carport and rooftop project at Arizona high school
Clean Technology Integrator Ameresco completed a 911.25-kWDC/736-kWAC solar project at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona.
Using a solar services agreement, Ameresco developed and installed several solar panels on the school’s campus, including 488.43 kW of rooftop solar systems and 422.82 kW of carport solar systems in 118 parking spaces. The solar upgrades will offset approximately 48% of Brophy’s annual electricity usage and offset energy costs.
The project is also realizing three initiatives outlined by Brophy’s Student Climate Coalition. The initiatives include achieving broader sustainability benefits, increasing economic returns for the school and increasing social equity for the school as a whole.
“I am grateful for the leadership of Brophy’s Student Climate Coalition, as well as SCC moderator, alumnus and faculty member Cooper Davis. As Jesuit-trained young men who understand the calling to care for our common home, they have spent significant time researching the benefits and costs of this project and presenting it to the Board of Trustees,” said Adria Renke, Chair. from Brophy. “I am also grateful for Ameresco’s partnership and willingness to work closely with us not only to complete the project, but to educate our community about the process and results.”
To support the school curriculum around this project, Ameresco prepared and delivered three lessons to Brophy students to educate them on the development, implementation and post-construction aftercare process for the campus installations and for solar panels in general. .
“Our work with Brophy College Preparatory is a prime example of how sustainability can have a direct impact on tomorrow’s student leaders to advance both clean energy initiatives and the school’s mission,” said Bob Georgeoff, executive VP of Ameresco. “We are delighted to have played a role in helping Brophy take the next step toward environmental responsibility for future generations and continue Ameresco’s ESG initiatives of ‘doing good by doing good’ improve.”
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