Greenskies Clean Focus installs 752 kW of solar across 2 Connecticut schools

Smartech Energy | Amanda Howard
July 12, 2022

Putnam Faculty District of Putnam, Connecticut has offset 70% of its whole electrical energy load with a 752-kW {solar} challenge. Greenskies Clean Focus financed the challenge, constructed the arrays and can personal and function the methods.

“We’re blissful to assist the City of Putnam purchase clear, inexpensive electrical energy with {solar},” stated Stanley Chin, president and CEO of Greenskies Clear Focus. “Our group excels at helping municipalities implement renewable energy with out capital expenditures. In any case, they’re not within the enterprise of creating and working {solar} tasks — we’re.”

In whole, Greenskies put in over 2,000 {solar} panels on the rooftops of Putnam Excessive Faculty (520 kW) and Putnam Center Faculty (232 kW). Collectively, the rooftop arrays are projected to supply an estimated 866-MWh of unpolluted energy every year.

“Bringing {solar} energy to Putnam’s faculties is environmentally pleasant and cuts energy prices,” stated Daniel P. Sullivan, III, superintendent of Putnam Faculties. “Saving cash with {solar} permits us to redirect financial savings to assets that immediately enhance our faculties.”

Putnam labored with Titan Energy, an energy consultancy, to conduct a request for proposal (RFP) course of. Greenskies was chosen to construct, personal and function the {solar} methods below a long-term energy buy settlement (PPA). The PPA construction ensures the city pays no upfront prices and could have diminished energy charges, saving roughly $875,000 over the subsequent 25 years.

“The Putnam Public Faculties made a quantum leap ahead when it comes to sustainability and price discount by selecting to go {solar} at each the highschool and center faculty,” stated Adam Teff, common supervisor of TitanGen. “By means of this addition of {solar}, the district offset roughly 70 p.c of their annual utility consumption and diminished their prices by roughly $55,000 a 12 months.”