The Westville Seafood that has been serving New Haven, Conn., since 2008, has added a solar PV system to their roof using financing through the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program, according to Connecticut Green Bank. The 32.56 kW solar system is projected to produce energy cost savings of more than $240,000 over the 25-year operative lifespan of the panels.
“With our peak busy season being in the summer, we use a significant amount of energy to power the restaurant, which results in higher energy costs,” said David Austin, owner of Westville Seafood. “Going solar helped offset the cost of electricity, it’s more environmentally friendly, and our customers love it. We’re thankful for the help we received from the Connecticut Green Bank, who made the process easy.”
“Restaurants use a lot of energy, so solar and energy efficiency upgrades can help their owners control their costs,” said Mackey Dykes, Vice President of Financing Programs at the Green Bank. “We are glad that Westville Seafood went solar, and we hope the visibility of their panels will get others curious about solar.”
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