Greenskies activates 2.14 MW of solar carports at Six Barnegat Township Schools

Solar Builder | Staff
May 2, 2023

Greenskies Clean Focus has completed a 2.14 MW solar canopy carport portfolio for the Barnegat Township School District in New Jersey.

“We’re excited to see these solar carports operating and beginning to save our School District money while creating a more sustainable future,” said Steve Brennan, business administrator for Barnegat Township Schools. “These projects showcase our ongoing commitment to our students and community by prioritizing renewable energy and long-term cost savings.”

The Barnegat Township School District is proud to announce the installation of solar systems at all six schools. In total, more than 4,756 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels were installed at:

  • Barnegat High School (323.1 kW)
  • Russel O. Brackman Middle School (711.9 kW)
  • Robert L. Horbelt Intermediate School (336.6 kW)
  • Joseph T. Donahue School (336.6 kW)
  • Cecil S. Collins School (234.9 kW)
  • Lillian M. Dunfee School (197.1 kW)

The schools are projected to generate more than 2,748 MWh of clean energy per year. In addition, the solar canopy structures will provide valuable shade and protection from rain, sleet and snow at the schools.

“Greenskies is proud to help the Barnegat Township School District achieve its renewable energy goals,” said Stanley Chin, president and CEO of Greenskies Clean Focus. “When schools reduce energy costs with solar, the students stand to benefit the most.”

Greenskies funded the projects at no upfront cost to Barnegat Township, which will purchase the power generated by the arrays from Greenskies at a low, fixed rate for the next fifteen years. Greenskies will also provide ongoing management and maintenance.

Greenskies Clean Focus offers a full suite of decarbonization solutions, including onsite and offsite solar, battery storage, microgrids and CCHP. The company’s vertical integration delivers cost-competitive solutions for commercial, public sector and utility energy users throughout the United States. Greenskies originates, develops, constructs and operates, while Clean Focus finances and owns the systems. Since its founding in 2009, the company has constructed and operates 310 MW of renewable energy facilities across 578 sites in 19 states.