Greenskies Clean Energy installs 645 kW of solar for Connecticut town
Greenskies clean energy recently built four solar panels totaling 645 kW in municipal buildings in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
Greenskies installed solar panels on the roofs of three schools — Buttonball Lane (201 kW), Hopewell (239 kW), and Naubuc (92 kW) Elementary Schools — and at City Hall (113 kW). The company will manage and maintain the solar panels.
These four projects alone are expected to save the city an additional $967,000 in energy costs over the next 20 years. Using a solar purchase agreement, the installations were completed at no upfront cost to Glastonbury, which will also benefit from reduced electricity rates.
“Glastonbury has long embraced alternative energy solutions for cost savings and operational benefits,” said Richard J. Johnson, Glastonbury city manager. “Moving to solar energy has proven to be a cost-effective approach and consistent with the city’s long-standing and ongoing commitment to sustainable practices and operations. This recent project is one of the city’s many efforts to reduce energy costs and implement eco-friendly infrastructure in the city’s facilities.”
Greenskies is also installing a solar-powered carport at Glastonbury Police Department. These elevated structures generate clean energy and provide shade and weather protection for visitors and employees alike.
“Greenskies is proud to help the City of Glastonbury implement solar power on more properties and achieve greater cost savings on their energy use. These savings will no doubt translate into more money for other key programs and services,” said Stanley Chin, president and CEO of Greenskies. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with the City of Glastonbury for many years to come.”
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