Weatherproofing Technologies (WTI), a subsidiary of Tremco Incorporated, said it will soon commence work on its largest solar power project in Pennsylvania, US.

The $15m solar array project will be installed for the Neshaminy School District at Neshaminy High School and Maple Point Middle School.

The 400,000 square foot project, approved by the school board in March, includes a 3.36MW solar array installed on the two school’s roofs along with covered bus parking structures.

Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance Philadelphia area manager Dean M. Bekas said, "By developing this solar project as a power purchase agreement (PPA), we can provide an energy solution that required no up front capital and provide fixed power costs that are less than the projected market rates now and for the future."

WTI noted the solar power generated will meet 90% of the schools’ current power usage.

The project will also include $2m in upgrades to the Maple Point Middle School in order to receive the rooftop solar array.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and Federal Tax Credits (ITC) will allocate funds for the project after which construction will begin and is expected to take 10 months.