Greenskies completes 120-kW rooftop solar project for Connecticut YMCA
Solar Power World | Kelsey Misbrener
November 1, 2021
Greenskies Clean Energy announced it has completed a 120-kW rooftop solar energy system in Hartford, Connecticut, on the Wilson-Gray YMCA. The solar array, composed of about 320 modules, will provide reliable savings by lowering the annual electric costs for The Y.
Located in the North End of Hartford, the Wilson-Gray Y abuts the historic and underserved Clay Arsenal and Upper Albany neighborhoods. Urban areas like these consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy and account for more than 70% of CO2 emissions.
“The realization of this solar project will supply consistent energy to The Y’s seven-day-a-week facility,” said Stanley Chin, president and CEO of Greenskies. “It is a clear demonstration of everyone involved’s commitment to bettering the community and supporting The Y’s mission of developing individuals’ spirit, mind, and body. In addition, this project is an excellent example of how onsite solar electricity generation makes a positive impact on environmental, social and economic interests.”
Greenskies worked closely with Titan Energy, a local energy consultancy and Connecticut Green Bank to help The Y bring this project to light.
“Titan Energy is proud of the management strategy implemented at the Y facilities of Connecticut to keep electricity supply costs low and predictable over the long term,” said Titan Energy VP Chris Ramm. “After Titan Energy conducted a detailed energy analysis of all the Greater Hartford Y locations, the Wilson Gray Y emerged as a great candidate for solar due to the available roof space and the facility’s energy profile. Titan Energy is pleased to have provided additional savings to our long-standing relationship with the Wilson Gray Y through Greenskies Clean Energy’s solar installation.”