“This installation responds to the pressing need for environmentally responsible, cost-effective energy for our campus operations, and it exemplifies our strategic commitment to sustainability,” said Philip A. Glotzbach, president of Skidmore College.
Wayne, Pa. (PRWEB) October 17, 2014
Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce the completion of a 2 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The system is one of the largest ground-mounted solar arrays in New York State.
Dynamic Energy provided full turnkey services, including development, engineering, procurement and construction. The project comprises 6,950 ground-mounted solar panels spanning eight acres of land owned by Skidmore. The solar array will generate approximately 2,670,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, enough to provide 11 percent of the college’s electricity and eliminate 1,841 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year. Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc. will own and operate the 2 MW solar system and will sell all the electricity the system produces to Skidmore under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement.
“This installation responds to the pressing need for environmentally responsible, cost-effective energy for our campus operations, and it exemplifies our strategic commitment to sustainability,” said Philip A. Glotzbach, president of Skidmore College. “We are grateful for the support provided by Gov. Cuomo’s NY-Sun Initiative, without which this project would not have been possible.”
The project received support from the NY-Sun Competitive PV Program through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). NY-Sun is a $1 billion initiative of Governor Andrew Cuomo to advance the scale-up of solar and move the state closer to having a sustainable, self-sufficient solar industry. The program provides financial support for the development of photovoltaic projects at customer sites that stabilize long-term electricity costs and generate no greenhouse gas emissions.
“The Dynamic Energy team congratulates Skidmore College on hosting this solar system,” said Michael Perillo, CEO of Dynamic. “The College’s support of renewable energy reflects a true dedication to the students, faculty and staff of Skidmore, as well as their community. We are proud to partner with Skidmore, NYSERDA and Washington Gas Energy Systems on this exceptional solar project.”
About Dynamic Energy
Dynamic Energy is a turnkey energy solutions provider that develops, finances, engineers, constructs and operates projects for corporate, industrial and institutional customers. Dynamic builds energy projects that reduce customer expenses, improve operating efficiency, provide an attractive return on investment and achieve sustainability goals. For more information please visit http://www.dynamicenergyusa.com or call 1-877-809-8884.
About Skidmore College
Founded more than a century ago and located in Saratoga Springs, New York, on a beautiful 890-acre campus, Skidmore is a highly regarded liberal arts college known for its creative approaches to just about everything. With a diverse student body of 2,400 from 60 countries and 45 states and a faculty of 248 dedicated teacher-scholars, Skidmore offers over 40 majors in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, as well as in career-specific fields such as management and business, social work, education, and exercise science. For more information please visit http://www.skidmore.edu/.
About Washington Gas Energy Systems
Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., an affiliate of Washington Gas Light Company and a subsidiary of WGL Holdings (NYSE: WGL), design-builds and owns custom energy solutions that deliver financial, operational and carbon reduction results for non-residential customers across the United States. Washington Gas Energy Systems is focused on federal energy efficiency projects and commercial distributed generation assets including solar. For further information about Washington Gas Energy Systems, please visit http://www.wgesystems.com.