Schools & Public Works
The Jewish Educational Center’s 800 students will be learning under lights powered by rooftop solar energy systems at their two locations. Combined, the systems total nearly 560 kilowatts, which have been generating enough electricity to meet as much as 75 percent of the JEC’s energy demand at the location on 330 Elmora and 55 percent at the location on 35 North.
The JEC has served Elizabeth, NJ and surrounding communities for nearly 80 years, providing Torah and Secular education to students from Nursery through 12th grade. By powering their facilities with solar energy, the JEC is expected to offset 500 metric tons of carbon emissions from conventional energy production each year, which is the same amount emitted from driving 1,200,000 miles.
JEC is contributing to creating a cleaner environment for the younger generation in its community. Solar Landscape developed, designed, installed and owns and will operate the system. JEC will purchase the power produced from Solar Landscape at a price lower than the utility charges through a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement.
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