Greenskies & EZNERGY Complete Seven Solar Arrays for New Jersey School District
1.39 MW of New Solar Supplies Clean Renewable Energy to West Milford District
North Haven, CT (November 9, 2021) – Greenskies Clean Energy, the U.S.’s largest C&I developer by cumulative installations, recently energized seven solar energy systems totaling 1.39-megawatts (MW) for the West Milford Board of Education. Greenskies financed these projects at no upfront cost to the school district. They will own, operate and maintain all seven solar arrays for their lifetime. The West Milford Board of Education will benefit from sizable energy cost savings by purchasing the power generated by the solar panels from Greenskies at a discounted rate.
In addition to the financial benefits, these projects are expected to generate upwards of 1.5 million kWh of clean, renewable energy each year. The solar panels will supply about 60% of the electricity needs for the individual schools and displace a significant portion of the natural gas and heating oil the district typically purchases. Over the 15-year term, these projects will offset nearly 17,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO 2), or the equivalent of taking around 3,700 cars off the road. (Source: US EPA Greenhouse Gas Calculator)
"Greenskies is committed to providing our clients with customized solutions to meet their needs. In this case, the energy bill savings from these solar installations will help pay for nearly $7.3 million in non-solar upgrades for West Milford," said Stanley Chin, President and CEO of Greenskies. "We take pride in helping school systems transition to solar. The financial benefits and decreased carbon emissions represent meaningful progress toward a better, cleaner future for all."
Greenskies partnered with New Jersey solar provider Eznergy Solar Energy Solutions ("Eznergy") who installed the solar panels on the roofs at Paradise Knoll Elementary School (131 kW), Apshawa Elementary School (107 kW), Maple Road Elementary School (94 kW), Upper Greenwood Lake School (79 kW), West Milford Schools Transportation Department (28 kW), and West Milford Township High School (711 kW) along with a solar canopy carport in the High School "Senior Lot" located at Macopin Middle School (239 kW).
“Eznergy is proud of the installations for West Milford Public Schools and the Board of Education. We are glad we were able to contribute to the costs savings for the customers Energy Savings Improvement project and allow the schools to obtain clean and green energy with no up-front costs for the solar projects as financed by Greenskies,” said James Brown, President of Eznergy.
About Greenskies Clean Energy
Greenskies Clean Energy along with its sister company, Clean Focus, develop, finance, construct, own, and operate clean, renewable-energy projects in the United States. From beginning to end – origination through construction and then lifetime operation – customers work with a single delivery team. Greenskies offers integrated solar and battery-storage solutions to C&I, municipal, and utility customers, while Clean Focus provides capital and owns the systems. Both Clean Focus and Greenskies were founded in 2009, and they joined JLC Infrastructure as wholly-owned subsidiaries in 2019. Together Clean Focus and Greenskies have constructed and operate over 275 MW of C&I solar projects throughout the country. For more information, please visit www.greenskies.com
About Eznergy Solar Energy Solutions
Eznergy is a solar developer and solar installation company with projects totaling over 70 MW and over 150 Million dollars' worth of projects. Since 2007 Eznergy has provided solar systems in New Jersey and surrounding states for Schools, Governments, Commercial customers, and Non-Profits. For more information, please visit www.eznergy.com
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