2 MW System Activated for Berkshire School
Sheffield, MA site largest solar facility for a school in New England
Albuquerque, NM – 1/23/12 – Array Technologies has announced that the 2 MW DuraTrack HZ™ tracking system is fully operational at Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA. Developed and constructed jointly by PowerPlay Solar Development and Spire Solar Systems, the site will generate approximately 45% of the campus’ energy needs.
The DuraTrack HZ™ system was chosen for the project due to its reliable, robust design that maximizes performance while minimizing unnecessary material costs. Generating up to 25% more energy than fixed-rack applications, the system enables Berkshire School to maximize the 9 acres of available land currently hosting Array’s solar trackers.
First included in a student-submitted proposal to Berkshire’s Board of Trustees, the solar site is part of a sustainability plan that aims to achieve carbon-neutral status by 2016. With a smart and efficient design, the DuraTrack HZ™ system will help Berkshire School save money and achieve its sustainability goals.
About Array Technologies
Array Technologies, Inc., provides unequalled expertise in engineering and manufacturing innovative solar tracking systems for utilities, corporations, and small businesses worldwide. Array’s patented tracker designs have established the standard for cost-effective, robust, reliable, and easy to install tracking solutions. Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, Array Technologies’ trackers are manufactured in the USA.
About Spire Corporation
Spire Corporation, (SPIR), is a full-service provider of large-scale commercial and federal solar systems, and a producer of capital equipment and turn-key manufacturing lines to create photovoltaic (PV) modules. To learn more, visit www.SpireCorp.com.
About PowerPlay Solar Development
PowerPlay Solar Development combines leading edge solar technology with strong knowledge and relationships within the renewable energy sector to offer cost-effective, custom solutions to project clients. PowerPlay Solar Development specializes in offering comprehensive services to the education market. For more information, please visit our website www.powerplaysolar.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-431-9703.
About Berkshire School
Berkshire School is a private, co-ed boarding school for grades 9 – 12, located in Sheffield, MA. Rooted in an inspiring natural setting, Berkshire School instills the highest standards of character and citizenship and a commitment to academic, artistic, and athletic excellence. The Berkshire School community fosters diversity, a dedication to environmental stewardship, and an enduring love for learning.