Tioga Energy, a provider of renewable energy services to commercial, government and non-profit organizations, has completed a 961 kW solar energy project for two sites in the Washington Elementary School District (WESD) in Arizona.
According to Tioga, this undertaking will save the WESD more than $1.5 million over the next 20 years, including over $28,000 in the first year of operation alone.
Solar electric systems are now in operation WESD's Mountain View and Sunnyslope Schools, meeting 61% and 82% of the schools' electricity needs, respectively. Wilson Electric Services Corp. served as the engineering, procurement and construction partner for the project, installing more than 3,300 solar panels on rooftops and solar shade structures for school carports and playgrounds.
Through its 20-year SurePath solar services agreement the school district, Tioga Energy developed, financed and owns each system. Tioga will sell the generated electricity to WESD at locked-in rates that are lower than those of the local utility.