BENEFITING: BOYS TOWN JERUSALEM
Boys Town Jerusalem (Kiryat Noar Yerushalayim), one of Israel’s premier institutions for educating the country’s next generation of leaders in the fields of technology, commerce education, the military, and public service went “green” in June 2011. The new system was inaugurated by the Energy Minister and Science and Technology Minister respectively. Boys Town Jerusalem (BTJ) will also benefit through “green” savings – further helping its almost 900 students – while reinforcing its status as a center of cutting edge technology.
BTJ transformed its entire 500 square meter roof located in the main building with a photovoltaic energy system to harness the power of the sun to produce reliable, pollution-free renewable energy. Thus, BTJ was the first school in Jerusalem to exclusively utilize clean energy, helping make a greener Jerusalem and a greener Israel.
During daylight hours, the system generates DC-power electricity that is fed to special inverters to convert the electricity to AC current, compatible with the voltage of Israel’s national power grid. The system is tied directly to the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) power grid and is sold back to the IEC’s grid, yielding a healthy return on investment – currently projected at 9 years.
The installment of this system cost a significant amount of money. BTJ believes that this investment will yield significant annual savings, as well as providing a source of non-polluting “green” energy to meet Boys Town’s needs now and in the future.
We now have a limited time opportunity to increase our energy production by 15% but we need to raise $16,000 USD to make it happen.