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  Wayne Schools Solar Project  
   


Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun
Schuyler-Colfax Middle School Rooftop

The Wayne Public School District has completed a Solar Photovoltaic Power system across seven of the District’s fourteen schools. The seven schools were selected due to their high amount of southern exposure and low amount of shade and trees. The total project size combined will generate over 3,600,000 kil-o-watt-hours (kWh) of renewable energy. The combined systems consist of over 12,000 solar panels, thus offsetting 60% of the seven schools' current electric power usage.

The School District did not outlay any capital for the project. The solar supplier, Nautilus Solar Energy, financed the solar systems through a combination of revenues from the sale of the electric output of the solar systems to the District, along with revenues from the sale of solar renewable energy credits (SERCs) in the competitive market, federal tax benefits and investor capital.

Under the Power Purchase Agreement financial structure, Nautilus Solar Energy designed, procured, installed, financed, owns, maintains and will operate the solar systems. The District will purchase solar-generated electricity from Nautilus through the solar systems at the seven schools for fifteen years.

The types of solar panel installation that took place were roof top, ground array and parking lot canopy. Click here for details of each school.

AP Terhune Elementary School
Lafayette Elementary School
Packanack Lake Elementary School
Theunis Dey Elementary School
Anthony Wayne Middle School
Schuyler-Colfax Middle School
Wayne Hills High School

Roof Top Installation
Roof Top Installation
Roof Top Installation
Roof Top Installation
Ground Mounted & Parking Lot Canopy Installation
Roof Top, Ground Mounted & Parking Lot Canopy Installation
Ground Mounted & Parking Lot Canopy Installation

The implementation of Solar Photovoltaic systems here at our schools places the Wayne Public School District at the forefront of renewable energy utilization. It also allows the District the opportunity to not only gain experience with this energy technology, but also to win recognition as an environmentally sensitive, socially conscience institution. Additionally, the consumption of the solar energy could be incorporated into science education and additional curriculums to raise awareness of current energy alternatives to the younger generations.


Schuyler-Colfax Parking Lot Canopy

 
     
Last Updated: 9/8/14

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