Vanguard Energy Partners, a company involved in the designing and fixing of solar electric installations, has declared the culmination of solar installations for Gil St. Bernard’s School and Pitman High School at Morris and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey.
The solar installations while allowing the schools to save on their electricity bills, will also allow the students and the neighborhood to know more about green solar energy.
For the Gill St. Bernard's School (GSB) located in Gladstone, the company has erected 676 solar panels of 146 kW capacity to produce around 162,000 kWh every year. The solar power production will cover almost 70% of the school’s electrical energy requirement during the first year. Usage of solar power will offset nearly 256,908 pounds carbon dioxide emissions that are generated from burning 271 barrels of fossil fuel oil used by nearly 22 cars. The school is trying to include the information of solar panels and their power production capabilities in science and mathematics class subjects this year.
The company has installed a 1284 module, 301 kW power production system over the rooftop of Pitman High School to produce around 350,000 kWh of electricity every year. The power produced by the solar installation will meet nearly 40% of the electricity requirement of the school from renewable solar energy sources. The power produced by the panel can be equated to removal of 48 cars that use around 28,249 gallons of gasoline and produce 553,646 pounds of carbon dioxide discharges every year.
Vanguard, has installed SunFlow Monitor, an on the spot internet based solar power production, usage and module efficiency supervising facility offered by Noveda Technologies for both the companies. Spokesmen from both the schools expressed their happiness about going green, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and saving money spent on fossil fuel.