Clinton City Schools in North Carolina recently completed the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, as part of its efforts to be more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
The system marked the first solar PV to be funded by a performance contract in the state of North Carolina, the school says. It was officially activated on January 20 by John Lowe, Executive Director of Technology and Auxiliary Services for Clinton City Schools.
The engineering services for the comprehensive guaranteed energy-saving performance contract were provided by CMTA, an energy transition accelerator and a subsidiary of Legence.
The system consists of a 107.83 kW solar PV array on the 800 Wing of Sunset Avenue Elementary School. The new system will export excess power to Duke Energy during periods of low electricity consumption, such as weekends, earning the school credits towards its electricity bills.
At peak performance, the system will provide 35 percent of the power required to operate the lighting systems for the entire district.
CMTA is partnering with Clinton City Schools on a performance contract that covers seven facilities, totaling 566,076 square feet.
With this initiative, the district aims to save money on electricity expenses in the long run and enhance the value of its properties by incorporating renewable-energy installations.