The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District is partnering with Boston-based Nexamp to incorporate solar power into the organization’s energy-use blueprint.
The school district will be an anchor tenant supporting 2.4 megawatts of renewable energy production from a Nexamp facility in Watertown. The district will receive energy credits to reduce its annual electric costs while contributing to the expansion of renewable energy.
“Maximizing our resources to provide the best education possible for our students is a top priority, so finding ways to rein in expenses is always something we are looking for,” Gene Mancuso, superintendent of Honeoye Falls-Lima schools, said in a news release. “The opportunity to yield savings while also addressing sustainability is a bonus and a move that we are very excited about.”
The district will save approximately $40,000 each year and is expected to realize a total savings of more than $650,000 over the life of the contract.
Nexamp also has another community solar farm located next to the district’s middle school that brings additional revenue through a PILOT agreement.
“Community solar for school districts and municipalities offers an easy way for the public sector to address sustainability goals and realize savings while doing right by the community,” said Joe Fiori, director of business development of Nexamp. “This agreement, combined with the Mendon Renewables array located just across from the middle school, demonstrates our commitment to being a long-term partner to the Town of Mendon and the Honeoye Falls-Lima School District.”
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