Land that was formerly used for growing corn is now the home of a solar power system that will provide “green” power to meet the need of the entire Franklin Township School. The steady yearly cost is less than the current price of electricity.
The Power Purchase Solar Array has a battery back-up system, so in the event of a power outage, the system automatically reverts to battery use. The batteries can continue to charge and run for an unlimited time. Backup protection also ensures that critical systems such as heat continue running. During previous power outages, such as during Hurricane Sandy, the system ensured the integrity of the facility.
In addition, the district will save approximately $10,000 per year, for at least 15 years.
Other districts are invited to tour the acreage where the facility is located, and obtain other information from school district officials about installation, managing, and permitting.
Contact: Dr. Carol A. Fredericks, superintendent, [email protected]
Submitted by school district.