A new solar panel installation at Phillips Exeter Academy is now the largest at any school in the state.
The array of more than 1,500 solar panels was installed by Revision Energy. The company says it will provide the majority of the electric load for the private school’s new field house.
Christina Zlotnick with ReVision Energy says the continued decline in solar energy costs has more businesses interested in projects like this one.
“So now it does make financial sense and the return on investment is fairly short, so we’re seeing a lot more interest in terms of saving money and not just saving the environment by producing clean energy.”
The company says this project will save Phillips Exeter over $2 million over the life of the system.