Wednesday, April 13, 2022
XENIA – Vesper Energy’s Kingwood Solar project has partnered the with Greene County Career Center to donate $5000 towards providing sustainable solar energy for the school’s new greenhouse. The greenhouse will serve the natural resource technology career-technical program and feature state-of-the-art hydroponic and aquaculture capabilities while also providing opportunities for electrical wiring students to gain experience with solar technology.
Corporate partners like Vesper Energy and the Kingwood Solar project play an integral part in the development of programs and curriculum at Greene County Career Center. Their involvement provides valuable insight into future trends in various career pathways and allows teachers to stay ahead of the curve in terms of technologies and techniques.
“We are so grateful for companies like Vesper Energy investing in our students,” said Greene County Career Center Superintendent David Deskins. “Since our new building opened in 2020, we are finding that more and more business partners want to financially support and invest in our students. The impact we are able to make in terms of building the local workforce and serving employers is magnified by these outstanding partnerships.”
“Vesper Energy supports and encourages any sustainable energy project to reach successful completion, helping contribute to a decarbonized future while providing educational opportunities,” said Dylan Stickney, the company’s development manager. Stickney also stated that “community investment along with collaborative partnerships is a critical part of Vesper’s mission as we look to serve residents in Greene County.”
Vesper Energy’s donation of $5,000, with a future commitment of $50,000 if their project moves forward, will help high school juniors and seniors enrolled at Greene County Career Center gain skills that will set them apart as they enter the workforce. The natural resource technology program prepares students for careers in areas like horticulture, forestry, wildlife management, turf grass management and more. The greenhouse will be one-of-a-kind structure situated on the west side of the main building on Innovation Drive in Xenia.
The Kingwood Solar project is a 175-megawatt utility scale solar project located in Xenia, Cedarville, and Miami Townships in Greene County. The project area consists of 1,500 acres of private, leased land and is projected to provide $1.5 million in annual tax revenue to local communities in Greene County with area schools being the largest beneficiary.
About Vesper Energy Vesper Energy is a utility scale solar and storage company. The Vesper Energy team has developed, financed, and constructed over 10 GW of renewable energy projects and have experience operating move than 6 GW of energy projects across the globe. Headquartered outside of Dallas, Texas Vesper Energy is providing innovative solutions for today’s challenges.
Director, Community Relations