Greenskies adds 472-kW rooftop solar array to Pennsylvania college

Solar Power World | Kelsey Misbrener
April 26, 2022

Greenskies Clean Focus recently energized 472 kW of rooftop solar at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. The solar system, located on the roof of the Kirby Sports Center, demonstrates Lafayette’s commitment to sustainable action while also providing students, faculty and staff research and learning opportunities.

Installing solar on campus is a meaningful step toward the College’s goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2035. In addition, this onsite solar installation provides experiential learning opportunities by offering a real-world example of solar.

“This project is intended to visually articulate to the Lafayette community and visitors the College’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality and use the campus as a living laboratory,” said Delicia Nahman, director of sustainability.

Greenskies partnered with Pfister Energy, a commercial solar developer and EPC based in Hawthorne, New Jersey, to install this project. Greenskies funded the construction at no upfront cost and will provide ongoing management and maintenance to the site. In addition, the companies are offering Lafayette students internship opportunities for a five-year duration.

“Lafayette College has shown its commitment to sustainability through its curriculum, operations, and culture,” said Sean Quin, VP of strategy and business development at Pfister. “This commitment is on display with their new rooftop solar array at the Kirby Sports Center. Pfister Energy is proud to partner with Lafayette College on this solar project and help continue to put their sustainability plans into action.”