Four solar projects expected to save Connecticut town $200,000 per year
Connecticut commercial solar developer Greenskies Clean Focus has completed the installation of four solar energy systems totaling approximately 1 MW in the town of Killingly, CT. Greenskies worked closely with Titan Energy, a local energy consultancy, to identify the town and school buildings that had the best solar potential. In conjunction with the Killingly Board of Education, the town of Killingly entered into a no-money-down solar PPA with Greenskies Clean Focus instead of purchasing solar equipment directly.
Greenskies installed solar panels on rooftops at the Killingly Highway Department building (66 kW) and Killingly High School (332 kW). They also installed a ground-mounted array at Killingly Intermediate School (310 kW) and a solar carport canopy at the Killingly School District Administrative building (310 kW).
“We’re pleased that these projects will help reduce Killingly’s carbon footprint and dependence on fossil fuels,” said Robert Angeli, Superintendent of Schools Killingly Public Schools. “These solar installations are a win-win. They demonstrate the benefits of renewable energy to our entire community. We’re helping the environment and saving the town money.”
The systems will be developed, constructed, and operated and maintained by Greenskies, and they will be owned by Clean Focus. Killingly will purchase the electricity generated at a low, fixed-rate for the term, resulting in both immediate and projected long-term cost savings.
Greenskies is working on additional ground-mounted projects for the High School (1 MW) and Intermediate School (337 kW), along with another carport structure at Killingly Central School (130 kW). These additional projects will more than double Killingly’s solar capacity, increasing their environmental offsets and reducing their energy costs.
“The Town of Killingly, Killingly Board of Education and Greenskies Clean Focus have been wonderful, engaged partners throughout the solar development process,” said General Manager of TitanGen Adam Teff. “It has been thrilling to lead a process that will ultimately create low-cost renewable energy for every school in Town and reliably yield cost savings greater than $200,000 per year. Killingly is a shining example of a municipality that is focused on creating a better future for its residents.”
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