Port Jefferson Station, NY – On Monday, February 3, 2020, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on the roof of Clinton Avenue Elementary School to officially announce the completion of the solar project.
A process that began in May 2017, almost 1,200 solar panels were installed on Clinton’s roof over the past few months, providing a large energy cost savings to the District.
Students at Clinton were also a part of their own, smaller ribbon-cutting ceremony in the front of the school. A few students spoke about what they have learned in school about solar energy, and helped cut a ribbon that was laid over an arial-view picture of the solar panels.
Here are some facts about the Solar Project at Clinton:
- The solar panels will generate over 15% of the District’s future energy consumption
- Excess energy exported will offset energy consumption at other schools throughout the District
- All existing electrical service was upgraded to accommodate the new system
- The solar panels are arranged at a fixed 10-degree tilt to maximize energy performance on all open roof areas
- An output display has ben mounted in the lobby of District Office to show real-time energy consumption
- There is a guaranteed annual energy savings of $84,500
Besides the school officials, present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony were representatives of Noresco, SunNation Solar and BBS Architects, Landscape Architects & Engineers.