Solar Landscape completes 1.3 MW of solar for New Jersey school district
Solar Landscape, along with Asbury Park School District, has announced that it has activated more than 3,300 solar panels at four schools in the district. The panels will be more than 1.3 MW. awakenDC of electricity, which supplies more than half of the schools’ power needs and saves the school district more than $120,000 annually.
“This is a memorable day for Asbury Park and an exciting step forward in the clean energy economy for our students, faculty and staff,” said Dr. RaShawn M. Adams, Superintendent of Schools. “The financial savings created by these solar panels allow our schools to fund other critical parts of our education curriculum. In addition, using renewable solar energy shows our students and community how we can all fight climate change together.”
By entering into a 15-year PPA with the Asbury Park School District, Solar Landscape will provide electricity free of charge for the entire term of the agreement. The panels will provide 52% of the electricity for Asbury Park High School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Upper Elementary School and Bradley Elementary School.
As part of its partnership with the district, Solar Landscape is also working with the Board of Education to provide Asbury Park students with sustainable energy education, including student education about the benefits of green energy and career opportunities in green energy available to them.
Large solar installations like this one also allow Solar Landscape to hire solar installers from Asbury Park and nearby communities, creating jobs as part of the clean energy economy.
“This project was especially rewarding because of the number of parts of the community that will benefit — from the students in the schools, to the workers on the rooftops, to the environment around us,” said Bryan Foley, one of the solar experts. installers from the company that worked on the Asbury Park School District project. “I referred several friends to our solar installer training program so that they could also earn a living from a career as a solar installer. It’s a great job. We are installing solar panels and building a clean energy future while doing so.”
solar landscapes Green Ambassador Program also gives scholarships to students and partners with community colleges, technical schools, and nonprofits in New Jersey to introduce students to careers in the solar industry.
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