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Duke completes PV systems for New Jersey schools

19 Jan 2012

US companies Duke Energy Renewables, Integrys Energy Services and Smart Energy Capital have completed two photovoltaic (PV) installations for the Central Regional School District in Bayville, New Jersey.

The arrays have a combined capacity of 1.5MW and are expected to meet between 80 and 90 per cent of the electricity demand from the Regional Middle and High schools.

Kevin O’Shea, school administrator, said, ‘The district estimates it will avoid the release of approximately 19 million pounds of carbon dioxide in the first year of operation. Kiosks in each school will enable students, parents and community members to track the savings and energy produced by the system.’

Education centres all over the US are beginning to see the money-saving potential of rooftop solar. At the start of this month, Chevron Energy Solutions completed installing nine PV systems for schools in Huntington Beach, California and last December Vergona – Bowersox Electric won an $8m contract to add panels to schools in Florida.

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