The Ellison School’s greenest donation however is sitting on the roof.

Palmieri Electric has been installing 429 solar panels on a few of the Spring Street school’s roofs at no cost.

Raymond Palmieri, president and CEO of Palmieri Electric, has 3 grandchildren enrolled in Ellison — in preschool and first and fourth grades — and desired to help the school achieve its long-sought-after aim of going green.

“I truly believe in the school,” he mentioned.

The panels will produce 115,613 kilowatt-hours of power each and every year, plenty of to lessen the school’s annual electrical energy payments by 90 %, explained Palmieri’s daughter, Renee Palmieri-Troyano, president of Palmieri Solar Solutions, that’s overseeing the task at no cost.

Beneath a ability buy agreement, Buena-based Palmieri Electrical will act since the operator and operator of the method for 15 a long time, she explained. Soon after that time, Ellison will become the owner and may keep on to generate savings from your electricity produced.

Panels are being installed on the roofs previously mentioned the school gymnasium, the front part of the learning center along with the back part of the computer lab. They need to be operational inside of per month, Palmieri said.Caroline Chapman, Ellison’s head of school, explained officials have already been considering performing something with solar power, so it absolutely was fortunate an Ellison family members was capable to aid them achieve that usually costly objective.

“Mr. Palmieri is incredibly generous. This really is just one more act of his generosity to produce this a truth for this school,” Chapman mentioned. “It will support us fiscally, so we are able to take that income and make investments it back in our college students.”