In partnership with Pfister Energy, a commercial solar developer, Greenskies Clean Focus has completed installing ten solar systems for the Township of Union Public Schools. The projects, totaling 3 MW, will produce 3.5 million kW annually, offsetting 74% of the schools’ electrical use and saving over $370,000 on annual energy costs.
“This is a 'green' project for our District,” said Marissa McKenzie, Board of Education President. “It proves that being environmentally conscious and fiscally responsible are attainable goals. In this case, we were able to make significant progress towards both of these goals simultaneously.”
These projects are part of the District’s Energy Savings Improvement Plan, which is regulated and approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. According to Schneider Electric, these solar projects will save more than $5.6 million over the life of the systems. Because of these savings, the District was also able to have more than $14 million approved for other school facility improvements.
“There was no upfront cost to the District, and the energy savings helped pay for other critical upgrades – all at zero cost to taxpayers,” said Superintendent Dr. Scott Taylor.