Our Lady of Mount Carmel School

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School

February 07, 2017

Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a devoted Catholic institution that integrates intellectual, social, and spiritual, together with academic excellence, from grades K through eight. Mount Carmel School partnered with Newport Renewables to obtain two grants for a 45 kW solar array, and design and build the system after receiving all municipal and utility approvals. The 160-panel array was completed and turned online in September 2015. The solar array is expected to generate 59,500 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, providing 95% of the school’s annual electricity consumption.  The system will offset the equivalent of 46.1 tons of carbon dioxide annually, and generate enough clean energy to power 4.4 homes each year.

System Owner:  Our lady of Mount Carmel School
Location:  Bristol, RI
Project Type:  Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
System Size:  45.6 kW DC
System Type:  Rooftop - membrane
Incentives:  RI Renewable Energy Fund (REF) Cash Grant, RI Office of Energy Resources (OER) Solar for Schools Grant
Annual Savings:  $8,500
Lifetime Savings:  $249,000

Our Lady of Mount Carmel school offsets the majority of its electric bill with solar photovoltaic energy

The steel roof structure was reinforced as part of the project

Multiple roof areas were utilized in order to deliver the most energy to the school

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