Ameresco Brings 5.3 MW of Solar to 14 Knox County Buildings


By Editors of Power Engineering

Ameresco announced the completion of a $12.45 million energy savings project installed at 14 Knox County facilities.

The system includes solar photovoltaic systems on the rooftops of 11 schools and the Knox County Central Building, as well as ground-mounted solar arrays at the Detention and Juvenile Justice Facilities.

The development is expected to provide an energy savings of over $29 million, as well as generate $14 million in money for the county over the next 30 years.

To develop the system, Ameresco and Knox County officials analyzed over 90 Knox County School electric accounts and multiple county facilities. Construction begain in August 2015.

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