Greenskies installs 137-kW rooftop solar project for Connecticut YMCA

Solar Power World | Kelsey Misbrener
June 16, 2022

The YMCA of Greater Hartford has partnered with Greenskies Clean Focus, Titan Energy and Connecticut Green Bank to install a 137-kW solar energy system on the roof at the Hale YMCA in Putnam, Connecticut. The Y anticipates the array will provide up to 20% of its facility’s annual electricity for a projected yearly 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 array will help reduce energy costs associated with energy-intensive branch amenities like the indoor pool and the wellness center health and fitness programs.

“The Hale Y supports more than 5,000 members in Windham County, offering a wide variety of wellness services for families and individuals of all ages,” said Harold Sparrow, president and CEO for the YMCA of Greater Hartford. “Implementing solar energy not only reduces our carbon footprint but also provides significant energy cost savings, savings that translate into valuable programs for our community.”

“We are pleased to provide the YMCA with a solution to reduce their utility costs,” said Stanley Chin, president and CEO of Greenskies. “Adding onsite energy generation with solar is a reliable and effective way for nonprofits to greatly reduce operating expenses long-term while also helping fight climate change.”

Working closely with Titan Energy, a leading full-service energy consulting company, and Connecticut Green Bank, the nation’s first green bank, Greenskies has helped the YMCA of Greater Hartford to secure a long-term reduction in electricity costs through onsite solar.