The district has been working dilligently over the past several years to develop multiple solar projects. Most of this work is now complete and we are just beginning to realize the financial savings and also observe the environmental benefits from these efforts. Our projects consist of both off site (net-metered) and on site (behind-the-meter) arrays.
The district and town together currently have several net-metered projects under contract. With this type of project, power is produced from a solar array and fed into the electrical grid. For the production of this electricity we are credited by Eversource. To construct and maintain these projects we have partnered with Borrego Solar . These projects are located in Plympton (5.76 Megawatt DC), Freetown (3.5 Megawatt DC), and Wareham (1.38 Megawatt DC). In total, for all of these net-metered projects the associated production is equivalent to the entire consumption of the Plymouth school district and additionally a majority of the town's total electrical consumption.
To track the production of these net-metered projects individually, see the links below corresponding to the town where each project is located:
Also currently on line is a 430 kilowatt DC on site (behind-the-meter) project which is is located on the roof of Plymouth North High School. With this type of project, we will see savings in producing electricity and consuming it on site as well as reductions in demand charges which make up a significant portion of our electric bill. G and S Solar has completed the construction of this project and the project and will continue to operate and maintain it for the district.
Track the production of the roof top behind-the-meter system at North High.
All of these systems together are helping the schools and town to save in excess of 1 million dollars annually. This is a major accomplishment that affirms the overall commitment we have toward sustainability and renewable energy.