Auburn, ME: Saint Dominic Academy invites you to celebrate their new solar power system during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 13 at noon on their campus at 121 Gracelawn Road in Auburn.
In December of 2015, ReVision Energy installed a 350-panel solar energy system on the roof of Saint Dominic Academy’s Auburn Campus making it one of the largest solar projects in the area. The system generates 144,000 kWh of renewable solar energy every year. This amount of clean energy is the equivalent of preventing 106,655 pounds of coal from being burned or 11,173 gallons of natural gas from being consumed each year.
“We’re so impressed with the results we’ve seen from our solar panels,” said Saint Dominic Academy President, Donald Fournier. “So far, nearly half our electricity is generated from solar energy, which exceeded our expectations. It’s great for our students to see that we are following Pope Francis’ call to be good stewards of the environment by reducing our carbon footprint.”
ReVision Energy will have an information table set up at the ribbon cutting for individuals who want to know more about the technology. Experts will also be on hand to answer your questions.
ReVision Energy finances, owns, and operates the 126 kW solar energy array through a Power Purchase Agreement. With the system under ReVision Energy’s ownership, the project is able to capture federal renewable energy tax credits that are unavailable to Saint Dominic Academy. After six years, Saint Dominic Academy has the option of purchasing the solar energy system from ReVision Energy or continuing to purchase the power that the system generates at or below current market rate values.