ReVision Energy recently installed two, ground-mounted solar arrays at Sant Bani School. The 55.1-kilowatt grid-tied system consists of 208 solar panels and is owned by ReVision Energy.
Sant Bani secured the project at no upfront cost through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ReVision Energy. The arrangement allows Sant Bani to buy clean, solar power at a discounted rate. The PPA also includes a future option for the school to purchase the arrays at a significant discount, eventually allowing Sant Banil to produce solar electricity at no cost for decades to come. PPAs are common arrangements in the solar industry. Over the years, ReVision Energy has arranged and installed more than 60 PPA projects for various schools, non-profits and municipalities.
The solar arrays generate approximately 77,410 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. The clean energy produced by the arrays is equivalent to offsetting approximately 82,364 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year or the emissions from 4,204 gallons of gasoline.
“This is an exciting project for Sant Bani School,” said Maren McElwee Bicknell, Director of Finance and Operations. “It's about much more than long-term energy savings. It’s about demonstrating leadership in energy efficiency, sustainability and environmental stewardship to our students.” Students and teachers will have access to solar power generation data for class projects, and real-time information will be displayed on a monitor in in the center of the school's main building.