Three companies join forces to complete Hicksville Public Schools solar project


New Energy Equity (NEE) has teamed up with New Resource Solutions (NRS) and Solscient Energy (Solscient) to complete a 789 kW ground-mounted solar array for Hicksville Public Schools.

The solar system is expected to produce more than 30,000 MWh over the life of the project, the energy equivalent of taking over 4,000 cars off the road for a year. The system will be owned by Powell Associates based in Aspen, Colorado.

The project is part of a series of clean energy transformations made by Hicksville Schools over the past 10 years.

“This project is one our district has researched for the past couple years. We are excited to have it up and running and look forward to the substantial savings it will provide the district.”

Keith Countryman, superintendent.

This system, containing 2,106 solar panels, was constructed by Solscient on previously unused acreage behind the Hicksville Village School. The project area was ideal to use a single-axis tracker racking system to maximize energy production.

“Most solar projects of this size default to using fixed-tilt racking systems, but thanks to the great partners we had in place, single-axis trackers were a better value and permitted a lower power price for the school.”

New Resource Solution’s Marc Palmer.

Long term Operations and Maintenance will be provided by New Energy Equity to ensure the project is operating efficiently and maximizing production.

“We are proud to have played a role in this important project for the Hicksville School District. The efficient timeline of the project’s construction is a testament to how well the district, NEE, NRS and Solscient worked together.”

Granger Souder of Solscient.

“New Energy Equity is excited to support Hicksville Village Schools’ ongoing initiative to increase energy and reduce their carbon footprint within their district. The recent energization of the solar system for the Hicksville School District will not only achieve predictable energy costs for the next 25 years, but also serve as a catalyst in promoting the environmental benefits of solar power energy to Hicksville students and surrounding community.”

Matthew Hankey, president & CEO of New Energy Equity.
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