Ameresco Partners with Town of Easton to Provide Rooftop Solar Energy

By CIOReview | Monday, May 2, 2016
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George Sakellaris, CEO, Ameresco.

George Sakellaris, CEO, Ameresco.

FREMONT, CA: Energy efficiency solutions provider, Ameresco announced that it would work in collaboration with the Town of Easton to deploy rooftop solar systems at two of Easton’s schools. The renewable energy system would comprise of 2,299 solar panels that would generate up to $1.24Mn worth of net metering credits during the 20-year tenure of their partnership.

Ameresco’s comprehensive renewable energy system aims to reduce power consumption costs and enable businesses to handle energy management challenges, and achieve sustainability goals. “Our integrated energy information analytics platform, Ameresco Intelligent Solutions (AIS) offers insight into customer’s facilities and their usage, and helps to identify areas for improvements and cost-saving initiatives,” says George Sakellaris, CEO, Ameresco.

The deal covers a solar power purchase agreement (PPA) for the Town of Easton, where two schools, namely, Oliver Ames High School and the Easton Middle School will be getting renewable energy systems from Ameresco. The project will commence very soon, with construction starting this summer and upon completion, the two academic institutions will be saving anywhere around 900,000 kWh of power annually.

This will add on to the string of past successful projects for Ameresco, where it had worked alongside Clarkstown Central School District, and Big Spring School District to name a few, to set up a range of budget-neutral energy infrastructure upgrades, and energy supply management software.

David Colton, Easton Town Administrator highlighted the significance of the partnership on how it would mean a fine change for the environment and that this will set a new standard for the town’s bottom-line. On the education front, the partnership will open a new class of learning opportunity for students to experience the multifarious benefits of a sustainable energy setting. “Easton’s future leaders can benefit from a teaching curriculum based on real-life examples including topics matched with Massachusetts Learning Standards for Science and Technology/Engineering Frameworks and MCAS,” states David J. Anderson, EVP, Ameresco.