New Projects, Renewables

Multi-school PV Project Under Way

Issue 6 and Volume 102.

Multi-school PV Project Under Way

Planergy has been awarded the contract for the largest school solar energy project in the United States, involving 19 schools in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. Planergy will design and install rooftop solar systems and maintain them for 10 years. Planergy is also developing educational kiosks and interactive websites for the schools. The kiosks will show students real-time data about the electricity generated by the panels.

Central and South West Corp. awarded the contract. The project was developed in response to customers requesting renewable energy as part of their power supply source.

The first photovoltaic (PV) system will be installed this fall, with all 19 systems installed by early 1999. p