Solar Landscape has completed six solar projects for the Montville Township (New Jersey) Public Schools under a 15-year PPA. Together the projects total 1.84 MW and should save the district nearly $1 million over the next 15 years.
“In New Jersey, solar can work for everyone, especially school districts like Montville Township Public Schools,” said Solar Landscape CEO Shaun Keegan. “Not only are schools a vital part of the state’s transition to a clean energy economy, they are also valuable platforms for everyone to learn about how we can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in a meaningful way. When Montville Township’s kids see that their school is making a difference, they know they can, too.”
For Montville Township Public Schools, using solar energy to power school buildings was an opportunity to reduce costs, create educational opportunities for students and be a responsible member of the Montville community.
“Protecting our environment and fighting climate change is a priority for our schools, our students and our community,” said Montville Township Public Schools Business Administrator Katine Slunt. “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.”
In addition to installing solar panels, Solar Landscape will also be facilitating educational programming about clean energy and climate change. Todd Menadier, the company’s workforce development director will work with the district’s teachers to provide learning materials and educational solar kits to some grades.
Solar Landscape and school leadership also plan to install a large-screen monitor in the Montville Township High School Rotunda. The monitor is being placed in a public space so students and others can see the amount of solar energy generated in real time.
“As we confront the rising cost of energy, school districts must engage in projects that are sustainable,” said Woodmont Elementary School Principal Dominic Esposito. “We look forward to educating our students on promoting the benefits of clean solar energy in conjunction with Solar Landscape.”
Solar Landscape installed panels on six Montville Township Public Schools: Cedar Hill Elementary, Valley View Elementary, William Mason Elementary, Woodmont Elementary, Robert R. Lazar Middle School and Montville Township High School. All installations used Unirac module racking and SolarEdge inverters.
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