Washington Gas Energy Systems to build three solar arrays for Caroline County Public Schools

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Washington Gas Energy Systems to build three solar arrays for Caroline County Public Schools

Greentech Lead America: Washington Gas Energy Systems has
signed a contract with Caroline County Public Schools and Kenyon Energy to
build, own and operate three ground – mounted solar arrays. The solar arrays are
expected to generate 3,100 MWh annually and will power North Caroline High
School, the Career and Technology Center (CCTC), Colonel Richardson Middle and
High Schools, and Greensboro Elementary School.

 “This project represents a unique collaboration
between our public school system and solar energy providers and investors. We
are pleased to note that this solar project will not only help power our
schools, but also serve as an educational vehicle in our classrooms. In
addition, there will be no upfront cost to the Caroline County Public School
System to undertake this effort. It’s a win, win, win,” said Milton Nagel,
assistant superintendent for administrative services for Caroline County Public
Schools.

The ground-mounted system consists of 8,288 solar panels,
covering eight acres surrounding the schools. The greenhouse gases avoided as a
result of this solar project is equivalent to recycling 745 tons of waste
instead of sending it to a landfill, or taking 419 passenger cars off the road
for one year. The systems are expected to be completed in September of this
year.

Washington Gas Energy Systems will own and operate the
systems under a Power Purchase Agreement and Kenyon Energy will install the
systems.

 “We are pleased to support the Caroline County
Public School System’s solar initiative which is in accord with our mission to
invest in the development of renewable energy assets for the betterment of
all,” said Sanjiv Mahan, vice president of business development for Washington
Gas Energy Systems. 

Washington Gas Energy Systems dedicates 1.5 MW solar
array in North Central New Mexico

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) recently announced
the addition of a new 1.5 MW solar array, will be completed in May 2012. The
project is made possible by the combined efforts of the Rio Costilla
Cooperative Livestock Association (RCCLA), Kit Carson Electric Cooperative,
Washington Gas Energy Systems, Standard Solar of Rockville and support from
Amalia Construction Company.  

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