Altus Power, a Greenwich, Conn.-based company that invests in, owns and manages clean energy projects, has completed five new solar power projects for schools in New Jersey.
Three of the systems have been installed on the roofs of the McKinley, Redshaw and Woodrow Wilson schools in New Brunswick. These systems, totaling 760 kW, were built by ProTech along with Johnson Controls as part of a larger clean energy initiative across the New Brunswick Public School system.
Cela Sinay, managing director for Altus Power, comments that collaboration “between Altus Power and public schools is a natural partnership of mutual benefit.”
Altus has also installed solar systems for two schools in Mays Landing – the Atlantic County Institute of Technology and the Atlantic County Special Services School. These two systems, totaling 600 kW, were installed by Hackensack-based engineering, procurement and construction company Dobtol Construction.
“The Atlantic County Schools are proud to embrace solar power – a renewable energy source -and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels,” says Philip Guenther, superintendent for the Atlantic County Schools. “We look forward to the financial and environmental benefits of this clean energy source and believe our students will be the true long-term benefactors of this project.”
Altus says all five schools are to purchase the generated electricity at a discount to their utility price.