SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The entire Levine Jewish Community is now 90% powered by the sun thanks to solar energy companies Centrosolar America and Green Choice Solar, LLC. The 1.3 Megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar panels in the Levine Jewish Community Center (JCC) is set to power the entire community with solar energy. The solar panels are installed on the center’s roof as well as in each of the 400 solar carport establishments scattered throughout the parking lot area.
The conversion from electric to solar energy will provide the Scottsdale community with more budget for other operating expenses as electricity costs are likely to decline. The conversion will also significantly decrease the community’s dependence on fossil fuels as their main source of energy.
According to Green Choice Solar’s CEO and founder Herbert Abel, the photovoltaic arrays will save up to $6.8 million throughout its functional lifetime. It is also said to power 90% of the community’s electricity demands and reduce 88.3 million pounds of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions yearly.
In addition to these benefits, the solar power plant will also provide jobs for the community folk. Centrosolar America and Green Choice Solar can both be located in Scottsdale and according to both companies, choosing the Levine Jewish Community was a strategic point to install the photovoltaic arrays. Centrosolar America Southwest Sales Manager Matt Kelly announces that the establishment of a fully functioning solar power plant within Scottsdale proves the potential of homegrown companies working together for a more sustainable future. For more info regarding the solar energy plant in Arizona, follow this link: Arizona Community Center Goes Solar