Johnson Controls to install PV arrays at 73 Utah schools
(ADPnews) - Nov 9, 2010 - US-based Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) said yesterday it has been selected to oversee the design and installation of 73 solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays at schools throughout the state of Utah.
Johnson Controls will install 5 kW PV systems as part of the state's Solar for Schools programme, which is funded by a USD 3 million (EUR 2.2m) grant from the US Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The total installation of the arrays is expected to remove more than 8,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over 20 years.
The company has already completed a solar installation at Salt Lake City School District's Hillside Middle School, the first school participating in the programme.
Solar for Schools is a statewide energy education initiative created to help Utah students learn about the value of renewable energy.
"This programme provides Utah students with the knowledge and benefits that clean energy can have both now and well into the future," said Bruno Biasiotta, vice president and general manager of the Energy Solutions Americas division.