Kent Goes Solar
Kent School is a private co-educational college preparatory school located in Kent, Connecticut. Established in 1906, Kent enrolls students from 48 states and 40 countries. The 1,200 acre Kent campus, which sits between the Appalachian Trail and the Housatonic River, serves 570 students yearly.
Solar Photovoltaic System Specifications & Environmental Benefits
The Kent School solar photovoltaic system has a total capacity of 382 kW DC and is comprised of 1,251 305W panels atop Kent’s Hockey Rink, Field House and Tennis Center. Combined, these systems offset approximately 49.3% of Kent School’s annual electricity consumption. The system produces clean energy with the environmental benefits equivalent to removing 62 automobiles from service or saving over 33,000 gallons of gasoline each year.
Significant Financial Returns through Solar
Located in Connecticut, Kent School utilized the Zero-Emission Renewable Energy Credit (“ZREC”) solar incentive program. The ZREC program provides solar project owners an attractive fixed price for all the environmental attributes produced during the project’s initial 15 years.
Additionally, Kent School opted for a Power Purchase Agreement, wherein they do not own the system, but instead purchase the energy generated by the system from a third party. This is an ideal way for clients to keep upfront costs low while the system owner can leverage the available tax credits.