Connecticut YMCA adds rooftop solar via Greenskies, Titan Energy

Smartech Energy | Amanda Howard
June 17, 2022

The YMCA of Greater Hartford has partnered with Greenskies Clean Focus, Connecticut’s high industrial {solar} developer, Titan Energy, and Connecticut Green Bank to put in a 137-kW {solar} energy system on the roof on the Hale YMCA in Putnam, CT. The Y anticipates the array (360 PV panels) will present as much as 20% of its facility’s annual electrical energy for a projected yearly financial savings of roughly $10,500, producing almost 148,000 kWh of fresh energy yearly.

Working intently with Titan Energy, a full-service energy consulting firm, and Connecticut Green Financial institution, the nation’s first green financial institution, Greenskies has helped the YMCA of Larger Hartford to safe a long-term discount in electrical energy prices via onsite {solar}. Titan Energy carried out an in depth energy evaluation of all of the Larger Hartford Y places for the feasibility of {solar}.

“The Hale Y was the primary Larger Hartford Y facility to go {solar} via this evaluation,” mentioned Adam Teff, Basic Supervisor TitanGen. “Titan Energy is happy to have supplied further financial savings to our long-standing relationship with Hale Y via Greenskies Clear Focus’ {solar} set up.”

The Hale YMCA Youth and Household Middle packages and companies positively influence 1000’s of kids and households in close by Brooklyn, Eastford, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson, Woodstock, and the encompassing space. The {solar} array will assist scale back energy prices related to energy-intensive department facilities just like the indoor pool and the wellness heart well being and health packages.

“The Hale Y helps greater than 5,000 members in Windham County, providing all kinds of wellness companies for households and people of all ages,” mentioned Harold Sparrow, President and CEO for the YMCA of Larger Hartford. “Implementing {solar} energy not solely reduces our carbon footprint but additionally offers important energy price financial savings, financial savings that translate into helpful packages for our group.”

“Including onsite energy technology with {solar} is a dependable and efficient means for nonprofits to significantly scale back working bills long-term whereas additionally serving to combat local weather change,” mentioned Stanley Chin, President and CEO of Greenskies.

“We hope that extremely seen tasks like this can encourage different constructing homeowners to look into how they will additionally take pleasure in {solar} with no cash down,” mentioned Mackey Dykes, Vice President of Financing Applications, Connecticut Green Financial institution.