Exeter High School has put the finishing touches on one of the largest solar panel projects in the state.
Working with Dover-based Revolution Energy, the school has installed 100 kilowatts worth of panels to help control energy costs. Company co-owner Michael Berhmann estimates the panels coupled with other equipment upgrades represent five to seven percent of the campus’ energy usage. Berhmann says these improvements should save Exeter High about $20 thousand dollars a year. “That $20 thousand dollars that would have gone towards energy now can be placed to a more important position such as education or keeping on a staff member.”
Berhmann says the school can realize savings thanks to both federal incentives and the efficiency of renewable energy. He says about a dozen schools around New England have expressed interest in similar projects.