Pine Point School

Solar Photovoltaic

 

System Size (kW DC): 72.8

 

 

Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 

69,193

 

 

 

 Click here to view live energy data from this system!

 

 

 

Preparing Children for the 21st Century

 

Pine Point School is educating future generations about the importance of renewable energy.  Thanks to a 330-panel solar installation on the school’s roof and special software that monitors the energy output of the system, students at this independent day school in Stonington, Connecticut, are learning about renewable energy technology and sustainability.

 

 

The installation of the 72.80-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system is just one of many steps Pine Point School has taken in the past two years to lessen its carbon footprint.  The solar panels, which partially power the school’s four buildings, are providing roughly one third of the school’s electricity.

 

The Pine Point School solar installation was the first small-scale project in Connecticut to incorporate a creative power purchase agreement between the system developer and the host site. Under this type of agreement, which is more commonly associated with larger projects, the system developer retains ownership of the solar PV system and sells ‘clean’ power to the host site at a fixed price.  With such an arrangement, Pine Point School did not have to incur the cost of purchasing the system and benefits from stabilized electricity costs. The entire cost of the installation was covered through funding from two sources: a grant from CCEF and financing from solar developer and installer SolarWrights Inc.

 

 

 

 Environmental Benefits

 

Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *

 

CO2 CO NOX SO2
 76,805  61 39 146

 

 

The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:

 

The needs
of 8 homes

Removing the
emissions for 6 cars

Planting 13 acres of trees

 

 

Additional Information

 

Pine Point School 

89 Barnes Road 

Stonington, CT 06378

 

Paul Geise

860- 535-0606

pgeise@pinepoint.org

 

Are tours of this facility available? No

 

System installed by:

 

Alteris Renewables

www.alterisinc.com

 

 

 

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* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here