Infiniti was hired by Concord Management Services LLC, the engineering, procurement and construction provider, and the project was completed under a Solar Power Purchase Agreement that allowed the district to achieve the financial benefits of renewable energy immediately while eliminating upfront expenditures and outsourcing operation and maintenance costs over a specified period.
Financing for these projects was provided by Empower Energies.
According to project officials, the design includes rooftop solar arrays at six K-12 buildings. The environmental benefits these arrays generate are equivalent to nearly 2,400 cars being taken off the road for a year. Locations and individual system sizes include:
● Teaneck High School, a 119 kW DC array;
● Theodora Smiley Lacey School, a 110 kW DC array;
● Thomas Jefferson Middle School, a 265 kW DC array;
● Whittier Elementary School, a 125 kW DC array;
● New administration building, a 103 kW DC array; and
● Lowell Elementary School, a 114 kW DC array.
“We were excited to help support the Teaneck school system with the installation of renewable energy sources that will provide stable energy costs for years to come,” Michael Aladich, Infiniti senior project manager, said. “Public-private partnerships are an ideal option for educational facilities and municipal governments looking to reduce their energy costs and their carbon footprint, and we are proud to be an industry leader in the transition away from fossil fuel sources.”
“Concord Management Services LLC is committed to helping customers meet their sustainability goals by delivering full turnkey solutions while minimizing client risk,” Chris Sylvia, vice president of commissioning and construction, said. “We are proud to have been selected as the engineering, procurement and construction provider for the Teaneck School District. I also want to thank the fantastic team at Infiniti, who was instrumental in helping complete the project on time and within budget.”