Rocky Hill School

Rocky Hill School

January 13, 2017

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.

System Owner:  Rocky Hill School
Location:  East Greenwich, RI
Project Type:  Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
System Size:  33 kW DC
System Type:  Rooftop – standing seam
Incentives:  RI Renewable Energy Fund (REF) Cash Grant, RI Office of Energy Resources (OER) Solar for Schools Grant
Annual Savings:  $6,900
Lifetime Savings:  $173,000

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

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