Greenskies completes 1-MW solar portfolio for Connecticut town
Greenskies Clean Focus has completed the installation of four solar power systems totaling approximately 1 MW in the town of Killingly, Connecticut. Greenskies worked closely with Titan Energy, a local energy consultancy, to determine the city and school buildings with the best solar potential.
The company installed solar panels on the roofs of the Killingly Highway Department building (66 kW) and Killingly High School (332 kW). Greenskies also installed a ground-mount array at Killingly Intermediate School (310 kW) and a solar-powered carport canopy in the Killingly School District administrative building (310 kW).
“We are delighted that these projects will help reduce Killingly’s environmental footprint and its reliance on fossil fuels,” said Robert Angeli, Superintendent of Killingly Public Schools. “These solar installations are a win-win. They demonstrate the benefits of renewable energy for our entire community. We help the environment and save the city money.”
Rather than purchase the solar equipment directly, the City of Killingly, in partnership with the Killingly Board of Education, entered into PPAs with Greenskies Clean Focus. Under the contract, Greenskies developed, built and will operate and maintain the systems, and Clean Focus financed and will own the systems. Killingly, the electricity generated will take off at a low, fixed rate over the term, resulting in both immediate and anticipated long-term cost savings.
“Greenskies is proud of the steps the Town of Killingly and Killingly Board of Education have taken to implement renewable energy with these solar projects. The resulting energy cost savings from these projects will benefit the entire city for many years to come,” said Stanley Chin, president and CEO of Greenskies. “We look forward to a continued presence in Killingly throughout the lifetime of our projects together.”
Greenskies is working on additional ground 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 the solar capacity for Killingly, increasing their environmental compensation and savings.
News item from Greenskies Clean Focus