Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative (CVEC) in partnership with Greenskies Clean Tuning, a national leader in renewable energy solutions, to install a 231.77 kW solar power system at Oak Bluffs Elementary School in Massachusetts. Each year, the solar array of 600 photovoltaic panels can generate more than 265,000 kWh of clean energy, offsetting more than 414,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2).
CVEC is a public cooperative created in 2007, made up of 25 member municipalities and departments of Cape Town and Martha’s Vineyard, with 60 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects (58 MW) carried out or under contract since 2013. They support the development of renewable energy resources to help MA member communities achieve significant electricity savings.
This project, part of CVEC’s Round 5 PV/Storage Initiative tender, includes a 58 kW/232 kWh Tesla energy storage system unit. This is CVEC’s first photovoltaic solar project that includes battery storage. “Where resilience is so important to communities in this region, like Oak Bluffs, we know this is an important addition to our members’ renewable energy portfolio,” said CVEC’s executive director. , Maria Marasco.
“Greenskies is thrilled to continue its relationship with CVEC and support coastal communities like Oak Bluffs with clean, renewable energy,” said Stanley Chin, President and CEO of Greenskies. “Solar helps reduce environmental impact by lowering the carbon footprint associated with energy needs.”
Greenskies was selected to develop, design, finance, build, own, operate and maintain the system for 20 years. This project marks the eleventh collaboration between CVEC and Greenskies in the past eight years.
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