The Athenian School, located in Danville, Calif., plans to begin operating its new solar system at its Danville campus on Feb. 11, with the student body, school officials, Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich and representatives from Tioga Energy, REC Solar, Mitsubishi Electric and New Resource Bank on hand.
The 220 kW system consists of 1,300 photovoltaic panels arranged in the shape of a large 'A', representing a unique new solar mascot that will provide half the school's power needs. The 30,000 square-foot installation of Mitsubishi Electric solar modules was designed and installed by REC Solar.
Tioga Energy arranged the financing, including construction capital from New Resource Bank, and will operate Athenian's solar power system under a SurePath solar power purchase agreement (PPA).Â Athenian will buy the power generated by the system at a fixed rate over the length of the 20-year PPA.
SOURCE: Mitsubishi Electric