Renewable Energy Comes to Londonderry Village
Londonderry Village (LV) is on the cutting edge of renewable energy. For the past few years, LV has been working closely with Solar Renewable Energy, LLC (SRE), a Mechanicsburg, PA based solar developer; in May of this year SRE will complete a 1.96 megawatt solar array on the Londonderry Village campus. The array will support LV’s strategic efforts to help promote good stewardship of the planet’s resources, lower operational costs, and establish electric rate certainty. The project is expected to provide nearly 100 percent of Londonderry Village’s electricity requirements for its common spaces including offices, production kitchens, and meeting spaces. Over the approximate 40-year life of the array, it is estimated that Londonderry Village will benefit from over $8 million in electricity cost savings. The project uses nearly 5,000 ground-mounted bifacial solar panels encompassing roughly 7 acres at the northwest corner of Londonderry Villages’ Lebanon County campus.
“This project is a major win for Londonderry Village and for the environment,” said Jeff Shireman, CEO of Londonderry Village. “We have considered solar for several years. Among the many benefits of solar-based electric generation are the ability to provide our residents with a community that contributes sustainably to the environment, allows us cost savings and lowers greenhouse-gas emissions”.
“It was important in this process to design well, properly integrate thorough stormwater management, and to merge the array with an aesthetic combination of landscaping and natural fencing. Residents of Londonderry Village can be assured that their array will have a significant and sustainable impact, well into the future.” added Douglas Berry, President and CEO of Solar Renewable Energy, LLC.”
Londonderry Village is excited to continue developing our growing campus while also reducing our carbon footprint.
By Tyler Weaber