Energize Delaware funded resiliency project breaks ground

Published on Nov 30, 2018 at 04:47p.m.

The Jefferson School breaks ground on 141 kW solar resiliency project

GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE, November 30, 2018 - Energize Delaware is pleased to have participated in The Jefferson School’s groundbreaking celebration for their new 141 kW solar array with battery backup. The system is part of larger expansion of The Jefferson School’s campus, and in keeping with the school’s commitment to sustainability.

Tony speaking closeup.jpg“Solar with battery backup is key tool for organizations looking to improve their resiliency,” said Tony DePrima, Executive Director of Energize Delaware. “In the event of an emergency, this system will allow The Jefferson School to continue running and serving the community.”

Energize Delaware loaned $981,500 to project developer Edison Power to make this project possible. The Energize Delaware Revolving Loan Fund provides low-interest loans to Delaware businesses, non-profits, and local governments to make their energy efficiency and renewable energy projects a reality.

The 141 kW system and its energy monitoring system also fits well into The Jefferson School’s curriculum, and will give teachers, students and community first-hand experience on how solar electricity and batteries work.

*Photos by FranklyBeth Photography in Georgetown, DE

About The Jefferson School:

Founded in 1991, The Jefferson School opened its doors in 1992 as a nonprofit, private, independent day school. Today, The Jefferson School strives to be a leader in providing forward-thinking, integrated, hands-on learning experiences for children ages three through 14. The Jefferson School is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Highlights

  • The Jefferson School broke ground on a 141 kW solar resiliency project.
  • The system includes battery back up and will provide power in the event of an emergency
  • Energize Delaware provided a $981,500 low-interest loan to make this project possible.

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*Photos by FranklyBeth Photography in Georgetown, DE


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