Greenskies Clean Focus installs 752 kW of solar across 2 Connecticut schools
Putnam School District of Putnam, Connecticut has offset 70% of its total electricity tax with a 752-kW solar project. Greenskies clean focus funded the project, built the arrays, and will own and operate the systems.
“We are happy to help the city of Putnam obtain clean, affordable solar-powered electricity,” said Stanley Chin, president and CEO of Greenskies Clean Focus. “Our team excels at helping municipalities implement renewable energy without capital expenditure. After all, they are not developing and operating solar energy projects, we are.”
In total, Greenskies has installed more than 2,000 solar panels on the roofs of Putnam High School (520 kW) and Putnam Middle School (232 kW). Together, the roof arrays will produce an estimated 866 MWh of clean energy annually.
“Bringing solar energy to Putnam’s schools is environmentally friendly and reduces energy costs,” said Daniel P. Sullivan, III, Superintendent of Putnam Schools. “Saving money with solar energy allows us to turn savings into resources that directly improve our schools.”
Putnam partnered with Titan Energy, an energy consultancy, to conduct a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Greenskies was selected to build, own and operate the solar systems under a long-term electricity purchase agreement (PPA). The PPA structure ensures that the city does not pay upfront costs and has lower energy rates, saving approximately $875,000 over the next 25 years.
“The Putnam Public Schools have made a huge leap forward in sustainability and cost savings by adopting solar power in both middle and high school,” said Adam Teff, general manager of TitanGen. “With this addition of solar, the district offset about 70 percent of their annual electricity usage and reduced their costs by about $55,000 a year.”
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