The Times Herald reports on the unanimous township board approval of Tangent’s solar project for Colonial School District, and what the project means for the district.
Dave Turner, chief operating officer of Tangent Energy Solutions, based out of Kennett Square, explained the agreement his company and the school district entered into, including designing, building, operating and financing 700 kilowatts of solar power on two different school buildings.
According to Turner, once the solar panels are up and running, they would produce more than 825,000 kilowatt hours a year of renewable energy.
The board heard testimony from Turner and approved a conditional use application for installation of the solar panels…
…”It has considerable educational benefits. Well have kiosks that review the operation of solar power and how it works. There will be a website kids and teachers can go to to see them.”
Turner said the projects, fortified for Plymouth Whitemarsh High School and Colonial Elementary School, will save the school district approximately $1.5 million over the course of a 20-year period.
Learn more on the newspaper’s website.