Tuscarora School District – a midsized, rural, public school district located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania – and RER Energy celebrate the operation of a combined 1,999 KW Solar array system at Mountain View Elementary School and James Buchanan High School.
RER Energy, a commercial solar company, designed, developed and installed a solar ground array at Mountain View Elementary School and a rooftop array at James Buchanan High School. The installations will offset approximately 1,775 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually, the same amount as removing 385 cars from the road for a year.
The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF) was a project financing partner that facilitated the construction of the Tuscarora School District solar project. “This co-funding will allow the school district to lower its carbon footprint and will allow the students to gain first-hand experience on solar power” said Joel Morrison Fund Administrator. “We hope this project will serve as a model for other school districts in Pennsylvania”.
“We applaud Tuscarora School District for stepping up their initiative to renewable energy.” said Jim Kurtz, President RER Energy. “This fuel source is free, inexhaustible and clean and provides the lowest cost of electricity over time.”
About West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund
The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that invests in the deployment of sustainable energy technologies that benefit West Penn Power ratepayers in Pennsylvania. WPPSEF investments are focused in three broad categories:
– Deployment of sustainable and clean energy technologies;
– Deployment of energy efficiency and conservation technologies; and
– Facilitating economic development, environmental betterment, and public education as they relate to sustainable energy deployment in the WPP service region.
About RER Energy Group
RER Energy Group is an industry leader in providing cost-effective, high-quality solar systems throughout the United States and Latin America. The company has developed more than 45 megawatts of solar energy, obtaining over $30 million in grant proceeds for commercial, industrial, agricultural, municipal, and non-profit customers. For more information, visit www.rerenergygroup.com.