Greenskies clean energy, a commercial-scale solar developer in Connecticut, installed five rooftop solar systems totaling 572 kW on Stonington municipal buildings.
In total, Greenskies installed nearly 1,500 solar panels on the rooftops of the North Stonington Volunteer Fire Company and Ambulance Association (62 kW), the Central Office Administration Building (130 kW), North Stonington Elementary School (139 kW), and two arrays on the newly renovated Wheeler Middle and High School (241 kW in total).
These solar systems will offset approximately 40% of the facilities’ electricity costs.
“Greenskies is excited to help the City of North Stonington and the Board of Education reduce their energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions,” said Stanley Chin, President and CEO of Greenskies. “We are proud to be able to help cities benefit from solar energy immediately and in the long term. And we love seeing how those savings translate into immediate, meaningful benefits for residents and students alike.”
The City and the Board of Education submitted a competitive tender and selected Greenskies to design, build, own, operate and maintain the solar systems. As a result, the city entered into a solar purchase agreement with Greenskies, who completed the installations at no upfront cost. In addition, North Stonington is expected to save approximately $1.6 million in electricity costs over the 20-year term.
“Saving on energy costs and offsetting our carbon footprint with renewable energy are incredibly important to the city of North Stonington,” said North Stonington First Selectman Michael Urgo. “As a municipality, we must set the standard for the transition to more sustainable practices for the long term. We are pleased that this project has been completed and that we as a community have done our part to help reduce CO2 emissions.”
News item from Greenskies Clean Energy