Greenskies installs 137-kW rooftop solar project for Connecticut YMCA
The Greater Hartford YMCA has partnered with Greenskies Clean Focus, Titan Energy and Connecticut Green Bank to install a 137 kW solar power system on the roof of the Hale YMCA in Putnam, Connecticut. Y expects the array to provide up to 20% of its facility’s annual electricity for expected annual savings of approximately $10,500.
The Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center programs and services positively impact thousands of children and families in nearby Brooklyn, Eastford, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson, Woodstock and the surrounding area. The solar panel will help reduce energy costs associated with energy-intensive industry amenities, such as the indoor pool and the wellness center’s health and fitness programs.
“The Hale Y supports more than 5,000 members in Windham County and provides a wide variety of wellness services for families and individuals of all ages,” said Harold Sparrow, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Hartford. “Implementing solar energy not only reduces our carbon footprint, but also provides significant savings in energy costs, savings that translate into valuable programs for our community.”
“We are excited to provide the YMCA with a solution to lower their energy costs,” said Stanley Chin, president and CEO of Greenskies. “Adding on-site solar power generation is a reliable and effective way for nonprofits to significantly reduce operating costs in the long term while helping to fight climate change.”
Working closely with Titan Energy, a leading full-service energy consultancy, and Connecticut Green Bank, the nation’s first green bank, Greenskies has helped Greater Hartford’s YMCA achieve a long-term reduction in electricity costs through of solar energy on site.
News item from Greenskies Clean Energy