Greenskies, Pfister Energy turn New Jersey school district solar with 2 rooftop arrays

Solar Power World | Billy Ludt
June 29, 2021

Greenskies Clean Energy and Pfister Energy completed rooftop solar energy systems totaling over 460 kW at two schools in Barrington, New Jersey.

The solar installations located at Woodland Middle School (259.49 kW) and Avon Elementary School (200.97 kW) will significantly lower the annual electric costs for the Barrington School District. The district will create savings by purchasing the power generated by the solar panels from Greenskies at a discounted rate compared to traditional utility costs.

“Our partnership with Greenskies and Pfister will help reduce our carbon footprint while saving the district on energy costs over the 15-year agreement,” said Sam Dutkin, Barrington School District business administrator.

Together, Greenskies and Pfister have helped 23 schools, universities or businesses across New Jersey and Pennsylvania to reduce energy costs and increase sustainability.

“Pfister Energy is always excited when we can deploy solar on educational facilities,” said president and CEO of Pfister Energy, Wayne Pfister. “Saving money on energy allows townships and school districts to spend more on educational programs that directly benefit the kids.”

Greenskies funded the construction at no upfront cost to the district and partnered with Pfister to install the rooftop arrays. Each of these projects will be owned, operated, and maintained by Greenskies.

“This is a great example of how partnerships between solar developers and contractors can benefit school districts, regardless of budget constraints,” said Stanley Chin, president and CEO of Greenskies.

Annually, the Woodland and Avon projects expect to generate 535.96 MWh of clean, renewable energy.