Students’ Vision for Sustainability Drives Solar Panel Installation

Solar Panels in the setting sun

Dublin, OH – IGS Solar, LLC, a turn-key commercial and residential solar provider, has teamed up with ReVision Energy, a full-service solar energy contracting company, to build, own and operate five solar arrays at Proctor Academy. The private co-educational day and boarding school, founded in 1848, is located in Andover, New Hampshire and serves grades 9-12.

IGS Solar will finance, own, and operate the solar project, which is now under construction. “With successful collaboration and careful planning, we’re glad to play a part in supporting Proctor Academy’s existing efforts to bring more renewable energy to campus,” said Patrick Smith, vice president of IGS Solar.

Clean energy will be generated by solar arrays to be installed throughout the campus, including the ice rink, ski area, and three educational buildings on the property. Chief Operating Office of Proctor Academy, John Ferris notes, “This project in partnership with ReVision Energy and IGS Solar is incredibly exciting for us as we continue to live out our school’s environmental mission statement by having nearly a third of our electricity demands powered by solar. It is also a testament to the hard work and ingenuity of our students who proposed the solar sites and calculated the rooftop capacity in their math classes.”  The total output of the systems will generate over 250,000 kWh per year for the campus.

The idea to power these areas with solar energy initially came from Proctor Academy’s student environmental action group. Encouraging sustainability is an important initiative for the school, where more than 80% of heating fuel is renewable and used for locations throughout the campus, including a biomass facility, a geothermal dormitory, and four dormitories where students cut, split, stack, and even heat their residences with wood from the onsite 2,500-acre woodlot.

“We are very optimistic about this relationship with IGS Solar,” said Bill Behrens, co-founder of ReVision Energy. “Together, we are pleased to bring clean energy to Proctor Academy, and we look forward to building even more solar arrays throughout the Northeast.” ReVision was also previously involved in the installation of another solar array at the school in 2012, which generates approximately 78,000 kWh of clean power for the institution annually.

About IGS Solar

IGS Solar delivers solutions that allow our customers to generate their own clean, renewable energy and play a vital role in creating a sustainable energy future. With flexible financing options and significant environmental benefits, we provide homes, businesses, and communities with innovative ways to capture the power of the sun.

About Proctor Academy

Located in Andover, New Hampshire, Proctor Academy is a private co-educational day and boarding school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, five term-long experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.

About ReVision Energy

Since 2003, ReVision Energy has installed more than 4,500 solar energy systems throughout northern New England. We believe this depth of experience and expertise is a benefit to clients who expect their renewable energy system to be just as robust and reliable as traditional systems. ReVision Energy is a full-service solar energy contracting company that provides a range of system engineering, design, installation, and equipment services for homes, businesses, non-profits and municipalities. We are proud to be the region’s leading solar energy integrator, ranked among the top 25 of all solar companies nationwide by industry-leading publication SolarPro.