Stoddert is getting solar panels on the roof! DGS and DCPS have selected several DC buildings to receive solar panels and Stoddert is one of the buildings. Materials and installation equipment are due to arrive on Thursday, April 21st. Stoddert administrators have been closely collaborating with the team at Standard Solar to ensure that construction will be minimally disruptive to the community and class instruction.
There will be restricted access to parking in the school parking lot when a crane arrives on Friday, April 22nd. The faculty and staff would appreciate borrowing any available DC Visitor Parking Passes for Friday. Please call 202-671-6030 or come by the Main Office if you can lend the school a parking pass for one day. The crane will be gone by Monday morning and all parking will once again be available as usual.
The press release excerpt below provides additional information about the project:
DGS purchases approximately 400,000 megawatt hours (“MWH”) of electricity each year to power government buildings. In July, the agency entered into a groundbreaking 20-year wind power purchase agreement that is already serving approximately 35% of the government’s total electricity needs from a regional wind farm. As a continuation of the District’s commitment to renewable energy and sustainability, the proposed contract with Nextility Inc. will deploy solarenergy generation systems on the roofs of approximately 34 DGS-owned buildings. These systems will add 11.4 megawatts of distributed generation to the local grid, boosting the city’s total solar generation capacity by about 70%. The Systems will cumulatively produce roughly 13,800 MWH of electricity each year, serving about 3.5% of the DGS’ portfolio’s total annual electricity needs. In District buildings that receive solar systems, approximately 20% of their electricity consumption will be met by the new onsite generation. This PPA will enable one of the largest municipal onsite solar projects in the U.S. and will serve as a model for other government entities to replicate.
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