An 18.72 kW DC array solar photovoltaic (PV) system was installed at Belcourt by Rhode Island based Newport Renewables (NPTRE®),
a clean energy project developer. The system will offset 15% of electric consumption by working in tandem with geothermal heating and cooling.
The pollution reduction of this solar array is equivalent to 980 barrels of unused oil and 47,403 gallons of unconsumed
gasoline—or removing 89 passenger vehicles from the road.
Powered by solar technology, the geothermal heating and cooling system works by transferring heat to and from the ground, using
the Earth as a heat source in the winter and a heat sink in the summer. The impressive 90-ton system has 34 wells, each reaching 425-500 feet deep.