Greenskies installs ground-mount solar array for Connecticut high school
Solar Power World | Kelsey Misbrener
August 29, 2023
The Town of Killingly partnered with Greenskies Clean Focus to install an additional 1-MW solar array at Killingly High School in Connecticut.
Over the last four years, Greenskies has installed over 2 MW of solar across eight solar arrays at five town facilities, ranging from the smallest, a 66-kW rooftop array at the Highway Department, to a 310-kW carport canopy array at the District Administrative building and this latest 1-MW ground mount at Killingly High School.
Greenskies funded these projects at no upfront cost to the Town of Killingly, which will purchase the power generated by the array from Greenskies at a low, fixed rate for the next 25 years. As the long-term owner and operator of these projects Greenskies will also provide ongoing management and maintenance.
The ground-mount at Killingly High School represents Greenskies largest solar installation for the town. It brings the total solar capacity at the High School to 1.35 MW, offsetting nearly 90% of power needs.
“Greenskies is pleased to build on our relationship with the Town of Killingly to enhance their commitment to reducing costs and emissions with renewable energy,” said Stanley Chin, president and CEO of Greenskies Clean Focus. “It’s a testament to the merit of the Greenskies team. We look forward to a long relationship with the Town of Killingly over the lifetime of these projects.”
“The Town of Killingly is excited to expand our commitment to reducing costs and our carbon footprint,” said Mary Calorio, Town Manager. “The partnership with Titan Energy and Greenskies has led to the development of several solar installations. We look forward to our continued partnership in achieving these goals.”
The Town of Killingly partners with Titan Energy, the designated energy management consultant for 168 member municipalities of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), to address its energy challenges. In spring 2019, Titan Energy worked closely with Killingly officials to unveil effective energy strategies, combining on-site generation with electricity procurement. Titan identified sites feasible for solar installations and secured advantageous electricity rates through the exclusive ‘member-only’ municipal CCM Energy Program.
“The Town of Killingly stands as a powerful example of effective energy management, proactively addressing its energy costs and embracing renewable energy sources,” said Chris Ramm, general manager of Titan Energy. “With a well-coordinated energy management strategy, the town ensures stability in energy prices and production, safeguarding against fluctuating energy costs and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions for a sustainable future.”