News : ReVision Energy Building Huge Solar Array

Feb 11, 2013

From the Exeter Patch

By Heikki Perry

NEW LONDON, N.H. — ReVision Energy of Exeter has partnered with Colby-Sawyer College to build one of the largest solar photovoltaic arrays in New Hampshire, initiating a significant step toward the college's long-term goal of becoming a carbon-neutral campus by 2050.

The installation of the 127 kilowatt solar array at Colby-Sawyer is second only to ReVision’s largest project, a 167 kilowatt solar array at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. A solar photovoltaic array is comprised of silicon-based panels that convert sunlight into electricity. A total of 517 solar photovoltaic panels have been installed on the roofs of four campus buildings at no expense out of pocket to Colby Sawyer, offering electricity from the sun, more cost effectively than the traditional power company and fossil fuels can offer.

The system provides a visible manifestation of Colby-Sawyer's commitment to sustainability and an example of active renewable energy systems on campus. Over the 25-year warranty life of the panels, the system will generate more than 3.3 million kilowatt-hours bringing more than $435,000 of anticipated utility savings to the campus.

For the full story from the Patch, click here.