Southern New York school district is now fully powered by solar

It is entirely solar powered for the Maine-Endwell Central School District in Endicott, New York. The district completed a 6,240-panel solar project installed across 15 acres and Maine-Endwell will now generate 100% of its electricity use from solar energy.

The system was fully activated by NYSEG on March 23 and is located on district owned land adjacent to Maine Memorial Elementary School off State Route 26. The project is currently the largest school district property in New York State, reaching 100 % solar energy. compensation. The PV array was developed and built by Renovus Solar

“Through visionary leadership and foresight, the Maine-Endwell Central School District and Renovus Solar have created a thoughtful and responsible solution to our electricity needs,” said Jason Van Fossen, Maine-Endwell superintendent. “Equally important, we have created the opportunity for our students and staff to learn the value of renewables while providing our community with long-term cost savings.”

In September 2019, the Maine-Endwell Board of Education entered into a pre-development agreement with Renovus Solar and entered into an “Energy Performance Contract” for the construction of the solar field. In addition to Renovus Solar, the district collaborated on the project with Eisenbach and Ruhnke Engineering. The district has successfully secured incentives from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and solar panel construction began in July 2020 and was completed in November 2020.

News item from Maine-Endwell Central School District

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