Ameresco, Inc., a leading cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, announced the completion of its comprehensive solar installation at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona. In total, the implemented solar systems will provide 911.25kW DC or 736.0kW AC of power for the school.
By utilizing a solar services agreement, Ameresco led the development and installation of various solar arrays throughout the school’s campus, including 488.43kW of rooftop solar systems and 422.82kW of carport solar systems across 118 parking spaces. The implemented upgrades will offset about 48% of Brophy’s annual electricity consumption and provide the school with significant cost savings over time.
The project also realizes three important initiatives outlined by Brophy’s Student Climate Coalition, which was a primary force in initiating this project for the school. The initiatives include achieving broader sustainability benefits, increasing economic returns for the school and enhancing social equity for the school as a whole. To support the school’s curriculum surrounding this project, Ameresco prepared and taught three classes for Brophy students to educate them on the development, implementation, and post-construction aftercare process for the installations on campus, and for solar arrays in general.
“I am grateful for the leadership of Brophy’s Student Climate Coalition, as well as SCC moderator, alumnus and faculty member Cooper Davis. As Jesuit-educated young men who understand the call to care for our common home, they spent considerable time researching the benefits and costs of this project and presenting it to the Board of Trustees,” said Brophy President Adria Renke. “I am also grateful for Ameresco’s partnership and willingness to work closely with us, not just to complete the project, but to educate our community on the process and results.”
“Our work with Brophy College Preparatory is a prime example of how sustainability can directly impact the student leaders of tomorrow to advance clean energy initiatives and the school’s mission, alike,” said Bob Georgeoff, Executive Vice President, Ameresco. “We’re thrilled to have played a role in helping Brophy to take another step towards environmental responsibility for future generations and continuing to elevate Ameresco’s ESG initiatives of “doing well by doing good”.”