The Opportunity for Solar at Schools & Universities
Solar is certainly not a new technology, and perhaps you have considered solar in the past and for whatever reason – timing, cost, logistics, sheer disinterest – it didn’t make sense. It’s time to look again. There are numerous benefits, including improved air quality, a stronger path to energy independence, significant savings on your electricity bill, a hedge on rising energy costs, and a more resilient electricity grid, to name a few. Other advantages include:
Reduced Energy Bills
Solar allows you to draw less from the electrical grid and your utility, potentially lowering your monthly bills and helping to minimize budgetary risk. For example, New Jersey energy users can currently take advantage of on-premise solar solutions that will save them between 20% – 40% of electricity costs. That is $15,000 – $30,000 in annual savings each year for 25 years and greater for larger energy users. To support solar project benefits, New Jersey recently passed a State incentive program, the SREC-II program, which locks in solar incentives contributing to the project’s financial benefits.
As a renewable resource, solar is (unlike fossil fuels) an abundantly available resource. In addition, it does not emit greenhouse gases, toxic waste or other pollutants.
Of all renewable energy generation, solar PV is expected to grow the fastest from now to 2050. As renewables collectively continue to soar, expect pressure from the general public for more green efforts from the brands they trust and the areas in which they live.
Once solar panels are installed only periodic maintenance is required to ensure that panels continue to work correctly. This also translates into reduced maintenance and operational costs.
Ideal for Schools
Schools’ large, flat roofs, spacious parking lots, or adjacent, unused land, are viable options for solar PV. Given the potential for substantial cost savings, the opportunity for an educational tool for students, and the chance to make a positive environmental impact—it is well worth considering.
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