The Lawrenceville School Goes Green with a DuraTrack HZ System
6.1 MWs to provide 90% of campus energy needs
Albuquerque, NM – 5/6/12 – The Lawrenceville School now has the largest solar facility at a secondary school in New Jersey, thanks to a 6.1 MW DuraTrack HZ™ system that now provides 90% of the electricity needs of the entire campus.
Constructed by EPC J. Fletcher & Son and owned by KDC solar, The Lawrenceville School will purchase the energy produced at a levelized cost for the lifetime of the project, saving the institution money while reducing its carbon footprint. The system is expected to generate power equivalent to taking 1,217 cars off the road annually for the lifetime of the project.
Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ™ trackers were chosen for the site, thanks to their field tested reliability, ease of installation, and up to a 25% gain over fixed-rack applications to ensure the maximum return on investment for The Lawrenceville School.
Native wildflower seed was planted under the arrays to provide food for fifteen honey bee colonies onsite which will produce 525 pounds of honey annually. It is expected to host almost a million bees once the colonies are established.
About Array Technologies
Array Technologies, Inc., provides unequalled expertise in engineering and manufacturing innovative solar tracking systems for utilities, corporations, and small businesses worldwide. Array’s patented tracker designs have established the standard for cost-effective, robust, reliable, and easy to install tracking solutions. Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, Array Technologies’ trackers are manufactured in the USA.
About KDC Solar LLC
NRG KDC Solar is supported by an allocation of $225 million in equity from Diamond Castle Holdings, a New York-based private equity fund with more than $1.8 billion of committed capital under management. KDC Solar is committed to using clean solar energy to provide economic stimulus and jobs in New Jersey. It currently operates 20 megawatts of “behind the meter” solar facilities at six different locations, is constructing and permitting 65 megawatt of “behind the meter” solar projects at businesses and institutions throughout New Jersey. KDC Solar supplies commercial, institutions and governments with significantly lower long-term electric costs through solar power. For more information, visit www.kdcsolar.com.
About The Lawrenceville School
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School offers a comprehensive, coeducational program for more than 800 students, grades nine through post-graduate, who come from 29 states and 35 countries. The School is located on 700 acres in the historic village of Lawrenceville, NJ.