Ameresco, one of the world’s leading independent providers of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for businesses and organizations, engaged Piper Communications to help Knox County reduce its energy and operating costs using solar energy.
Ameresco worked with Piper Communications to deliver an innovative solution that will save Knox County $29 million over 30 years with a solar project that paid for itself, enhancing STEM learning opportunities for its students. Piper also coordinated the launch of solar panel installations in Knox County with the Knox County Mayor’s Office. The school system selected Ameresco to install more than 5 megawatts of solar photovoltaic systems on the rooftops of 11 schools and the Central Office Building, along with ground-mount solar arrays at the Knox County Detention and Juvenile Justice Facilities.
- $29M saved over 30 years
- 14 Knox County buildings install solar panels
- $13M generated in positive cash flow