Rocky Hill School
Rocky Hill School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school serving students from preschool through grade 12. The solar PV array offsets 20% of Flynn Upper School Building’s annual electrical consumption. The school uses the solar array and a meteorological grade weather station as a tool in the classroom to teach the students about energy, weather, and renewable energy technology. The system will offset the equivalent of 29 tons of carbon dioxide annually, and generate enough clean energy to power 3 homes each year.
The system was designed to withstand 120+ mph wind speeds.
The racking system was carefully attached to the structural framing beneath the standing seam roof.
“Newport Renewables was a pleasure to work with. Their team executed the project in a professional manner, according to schedule and without any disruption to school activities. The installation process was well organized, and the construction area was safe and clean throughout the project. Upon completion, there was no trace of the construction activities that had taken place around the building, as Newport Renewables took extra precaution to protect the building and landscaping during the installation. Newport Renewables’ professionalism, timely completion, and the performance of the solar PV system were exceptional.” -Mark R. Buckley, Business Manager, Rocky Hill School