Article Republished By Javier Troconis
Clean technology integrator Ameresco completed a 911.25-kWDC/736-kWAC solar project at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix Arizona.
By using a solar services agreement, Ameresco developed and installed several solar arrays throughout the school’s campus, including 488.43 kW of rooftop solar systems and 422.82 kW of carport solar systems across 118 parking spaces. The solar upgrades will offset about 48% of Brophy’s annual electricity consumption and offset energy costs.
The project also realizes three initiatives outlined by Brophy’s Student Climate Coalition. The initiatives include achieving broader sustainability benefits, increasing economic returns for the school and enhancing social equity for the school as a whole.
“I am grateful for the leadership of Brophy’s Student Climate Coalition, as well as SCC moderator, alumnus and faculty member Cooper Davis. As Jesuit-educated young men who understand the call to care for our common home, they spent considerable time researching the benefits and costs of this project and presenting it to the Board of Trustees,” said Adria Renke, Brophy president. “I am also grateful for Ameresco’s partnership and willingness to work closely with us, not just to complete the project, but to educate our community on the process and results.”
To support the school’s curriculum surrounding this project, Ameresco prepared and taught three classes for Brophy students to educate them on the development, implementation and post-construction aftercare process for the installations on campus, and for solar arrays in general.
“Our work with Brophy College Preparatory is a prime example of how sustainability can directly impact the student leaders of tomorrow to advance clean energy initiatives and the school’s mission, alike,” said Bob Georgeoff, executive VP of Ameresco. “We’re thrilled to have played a role in helping Brophy to take another step towards environmental responsibility for future generations and continuing to elevate Ameresco’s ESG initiatives of ‘doing well by doing good.’”
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