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SOURCE Green Energy Partners
Solar Developer Announces Projects at Stonehill College and Western University of Health Sciences
PAOLI, Pa., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Energy Partners, LLC today announced two solar projects on opposite coasts that will generate renewable energy for Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., and Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif. Green Energy Partners determined the best approaches to complete the systems without requiring up-front capital investment. The company developed and coordinated financing for the Western University and Stonehill College projects, and worked closely with Solect Energy Development to develop and construct the 2.7 MW array at Stonehill College.
"These solar projects will not only benefit the environment, they also allow the schools to stabilize energy costs for years to come while focusing funds on other initiatives," said William R. DePhillipo, founder of Green Energy Partners. "Stonehill College and Western University serve as an example to other institutes of higher education wishing to incorporate renewable energy into their sustainability strategies."
The ground-mounted solar project at Stonehill College consists of 9,152 solar panels on more than 15 acres of land across from the main campus. It is expected to generate 3,213 megawatt hours of energy each year, enough to account for 20% of the college's electricity needs.
"We are extremely proud of this project, as it enables Stonehill College to preserve the environment for future generations," said Rev. James Lies, C.S.C., vice president for mission at Stonehill College. "We anticipate that this will save the school a total of $3.2 million, an opportunity to invest in other key educational resources."
The 672-kilowatt solar project at Western University is composed of 2,688 roof-mounted solar panels affixed to three buildings, as well as a carport system. The project is expected to generate 1,110 megawatt hours of solar electricity per year, providing enough energy to power more than 100 average homes.
"Western University welcomes this opportunity to help the environment, reduce the impact of our operations, and lower our electrical costs," said Thomas G. Fox, the university's senior vice president. "Solar panels offer a simple solution, one that makes a strong statement about the importance of a greener planet for a healthier life."
Together, the solar projects are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to recycling 1,142 tons of waste annually instead of sending it to a landfill.
About Green Energy Partners:
Green Energy Partners, LLC is a US-based solar development company with a focus on commercial and utility scale projects throughout North America. Green Energy Partners' mission is to help clients realize savings through the production of clean energy while also reducing their carbon footprint. We are committed to providing cost-competitive, cleaner energy to our customers with exceptional service. For more information on how to develop your solar facility please contact William R. DePhillipo at 484.301.0755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.greenenergylp.com.
About Stonehill College:
Stonehill is a selective Catholic college located near Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages over 2,500 students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. The Stonehill community helps students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character to meet their professional goals and to live lives of purpose and integrity. For more information, visit www.stonehill.edu.
About Western University:
Western University of Health Sciences (www.westernu.edu), located in Pomona, Calif. and Lebanon, Ore., is an independent nonprofit health professions university, conferring degrees in biomedical sciences, dental medicine, health sciences, medical sciences, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, podiatric medicine and veterinary medicine. The Chronicle of Higher Education named WesternU a Great College to Work For in 2012 and 2013.
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