Solar Energy Systems for Educational Institutions
With sprawling campuses and extensive energy needs, educational institutions are particularly vulnerable to rising energy prices. Rigid multi-year budgets make adapting to increases in basic operating costs particularly challenging for schools. At the same time, parents and prospective students have become savvy consumers, approaching the school selection process with a more critical eye than prior generations. State-of-the-art facilities and environmentally responsible practices are important factors in their decisions.
Installing a solar energy system gives your school a strong selling point that resonates with today’s socially aware students. In addition, it improves your cash flow and frees your budget from the “gridlock” of ever-increasing energy prices.
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Read the How We Help Educational Institutions section below for ideas on how renewable energy solves common challenges for colleges, universities and other educational institutions.
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Dynamic Energy can design a solar array to provide budget certainty and cost savings and align with the social and educational missions of your institution. We’ll even provide a curriculum to incorporate your solar energy system into your educational offerings.
Challenge: Showing your commitment
Solution: A state-of-the-art, clean, renewable energy system shows students that your institution is progressive, committed to good stewardship and environmentally responsible.
Challenge: Freeing cash flow and achieving budget certainty
Solution: Power purchase agreements (PPAs) allow institutions to install a solar system that generates monthly revenue, guaranteed, with no capital outlay. With current federal and state incentives, schools can also invest in solar power systems to achieve ROIs of 15-20 percent. State incentives are particularly attractive in NJ, MA, CT and MD. Solar also pulls in participation and resources from other state and national advocacy groups.
Challenge: Turning your facilities into a learning lab
Solution: A cutting-edge solar installation provides tremendous hands-on learning opportunities during and after installation.
[video width="480" height="270" mp4="http://www.dynamicenergyusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Solar-Panels-Take-3-Mobile.mp4" autoplay="true"][/video] Dynamic Energy installed a solar system for Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York that will provide clean energy and reduce electricity costs by approximately $100,000 per year. The college took advantage of state funding and a power purchase agreement (PPA) to have the system installed at zero cost, generating immediate savings…
Dynamic Energy arranged the financing for the Power Purchase Agreement, provided full engineering, utility interconnection agreements, and building/construction permits for the development. Full site construction services were provided utilizing Dynamic's in house mechanical and electrical crews. The project was completed on time and on budget. Dynamic Energy completed three separate solar installation projects at Centenary College. Centenary has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement where…
Dynamic Energy completed a PV solar installation at Exeter Elementary School in Reading, PA. The roof-mounted solar array totals 122 kW, consisting of 520 solar panels, and produces an estimated 150,000 kWh of power annually. Dynamic Energy provided full engineering, procurement, and construction for this project. The project was completed in November 2011.
Dynamic Energy completed a PV solar installation at Eastern University in St. Davids, PA. Eastern University has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement where the university will pay for the power generated by the system at a rate less than what they currently paid to their utility. The roof-mounted solar array totals 55 kW, consisting of 234 solar panels, and produces an estimated 70,000 kWh of power annually. The system will assist Eastern University in hedging against rising electricity prices.…