NH Boys’ Facility Adopts Solar Power
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Allenstown, NH — A solar array was recently installed by ReVision Energy at the Pine Haven Boys Center in Allenstown. The 63-kilowatt ground-mounted array will generate approximately 77,287 kilowatt hours per year. Transitioning to clean energy is expected to save the non-profit $310,000 over the life of the system.
The fixed ground-mounted array consists of 180 solar panels. The solar power produced by the array is equivalent to offsetting 81,383 pounds of carbon pollution each year, which is equivalent to the emissions from 4,154 gallons of gasoline or 20 tons of coal.
The installation of the solar panels at Pine Haven is not only good for the environment, but will enable the Center to focus more of its resources on the boys it serves.
A third-party investor will own the solar array through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the non-profit. The agreement is an innovative financing tool that allows Pine Haven to benefit from solar power at no upfront cost. Under the terms of the PPA, Pine Haven will purchase electricity at a negotiated rate. At year six of the agreement, Pine Haven will have the option to purchase the solar array at a significant discount, enabling the non-profit to generate free solar power for decades to come.
About Pine Haven
Pine Haven is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian, intensive residential facility that cares for boys with behavioral, educational or emotional problems. Pine Haven was established in 1963 when a group of Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox and Jewish citizens met with the Somascan Fathers to provide a home for troubled boys. Learn more at pinehavenboyscenter.org.
About ReVision Energy
ReVision Energy is a local, employee-owned company on a mission to accelerate New England’s clean energy transition from fossil fuels to solar energy. As a Certified B Corporation, ReVision is part of a global movement using business as a force for good to solve social and environmental issues. ReVision Energy consistently ranks among the best solar companies.
The company was named #1 Rooftop Installer in New England in 2017 by Solar Power World magazine and the Best Solar Energy company in 2018 by New Hampshire Business Review. Learn more at revisionenergy.com.