Brightcore Energy supplies 1.5 MW solar carport for Bancroft facility in New Jersey

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C&I developer Brightcore Energy has completed a 1.5 MWdc solar carport project at the Bancroft School for special education in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

Headquartered in Moorestown, New Jersey, Bancroft is a regional nonprofit group that specializes in providing education, support and services to individuals with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and brain injury. The project is located at organization’s Raymond & Joanne Welsh Campus in Mt. Laurel and consists of more than 2,800 solar panels installed on a canopy structure erected above the school’s parking lot.

“Bancroft is proud to have worked with Brightcore on this project, one that has far-reaching benefits for the sustainability of our organization,” says Jennifer Cripps, Bancroft’s chief financial officer. 

The 1.5 MWdc array is projected to generate 2,044 MWh of energy annually, offsetting approximately 80% of the school’s annual energy use. In addition to the solar project, Brightcore installed three dual-port EV chargers to provide staff with the ability to charge applicable vehicles while they go about their workday. The array has also been designed to provide the added benefit of providing protection from the weather. 

“Bancroft schools provide such an important service to young adults with special needs,” said Mike Richter, president of Brightcore Energy. “It was such a wonderful opportunity to work with the school administration and consultants to pull this together.“ 

Based in Armonk, New York, Brightcore provides end-to-end clean energy solutions to the commercial and institutional market. Solutions include high-efficiency heating and cooling systems (geothermal) for both new construction and existing building retrofits, commercial-grade solar, LED lighting and controls, energy storage, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, smart building solutions and other emerging technologies. 

— Solar Builder magazine








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