Green State Power Provides Installation of DC Charter School Solar Project
Green State Power was selected to provide the installation of the largest solar energy project at a high-performing DC Charter School – Kipp DC. The 227 kW solar energy system consists of solar carports and rooftop solar panels. Volt Energy was the developer of the project and selected Green State Power to install the solar system. Sol Systems structured the transaction and financed the project on behalf of its investor client, Washington Gas Energy Systems, which will own and operate the solar energy facility.
“We are excited to be able to work with these great organizations and hope that this project will allow Kipp students to see firsthand the benefits of solar power.” Said Will Stewart, President of GSP.
GSP provided the engineering, procurement, and construction services (EPC) for this project and will operate and maintain the system to guarantee the school continues to receive solar power for years to come.
The system had its grand opening on November 14th with a ribbon cutting where Dot Harris from the Department of Energy served as the keynote speaker.
About KIPP DC
KIPP DC is a network of high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools in Washington, D.C. All KIPP DC schools are tuition-free, open enrollment schools, and actively recruit and serve students in the city’s most under-resourced communities. At KIPP DC, there are no shortcuts. Outstanding educators and staff, more time in school, a rigorous college preparatory-curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students make significant academic gains and continue to excel in high school and college. The KIPP DC network currently serves 3,600 students at twelve schools on four campuses in the District of Columbia, and will eventually serve over 5,000 students at thirteen schools by 2017. For more information, visit www.kippdc.org.
About Volt Energy
Volt Energy is one of the largest minority owned solar energy development firms that builds, operates, and maintains state-of-the-art renewable energy systems for commercial, government, and educational institutions. Volt Energy has been recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine for outstanding achievement as a small business and was nominated for Black Enterprise’s 2011 Small Business of The Year award. Volt Energy’s notable clients include: Fort Bragg, Wake Forest University, North Carolina A&T University, and Winston-Salem State University. Fore more information, visit www.volt-energy.com.
About Sol Systems
Sol Systems is a boutique financial services firm that offers investor clients direct access to the renewable energy asset class and provides developers with sophisticated project financing solutions. Founded in 2008, Sol Systems focuses on meeting the most critical needs of the industry, including SREC monetization, capital placement, tax equity, and New Market Tax Credits. To date, the company has arranged financing for thousands of projects and facilitated hundreds of millions in investment on behalf of Fortune 100 companies, private equity, family offices and individuals. For more information please visit www.solsystemscompany.com.
About Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc.
Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., an affiliate of Washington Gas Light Company and a subsidiary of WGL Holdings, design-builds and owns custom energy solutions that deliver financial, operational and carbon reduction results for non-residential customers across the United States. Washington Gas Energy Systems is focused on federal energy efficiency projects and commercial distributed generation assets including solar. Washington Gas Energy Systems currently holds over 55 MW of commercial-scale solar projects throughout the U.S. in 11 different states, including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New Mexico. For more information on how Washington Gas Energy Systems can make solar power a reality for you, contact Nate Greenberg, 703-333-3929, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about Washington Gas Energy Systems, please visit www.wgesystems.com.
About Green State Power
Green State Power is a full service solar integrator based out of Greensboro, NC servicing the east coast. GSP offers turnkey solar services including site analysis, system design, installation, rebate assistance, system monitoring and long term operations and maintenance. Green State Power provides high quality systems with long term performance and client satisfaction as its primary goals. For more information about Green State Power, please visit www.greenstatepower.com.