Greenskies wins 32 solar projects

Published November 19, 2013

MIDDLETOWN - Middletown solar installer Greenskies Renewable Energy won 32 solar projects under the second round Connecticut's competitive renewable energy credit program, a turnaround from the first round when the majority of contracts went to out-of-state firms.

Greenskies bid 36 projects into the state's Zero-emission Renewable Energy Credit (ZREC) program that awards 15-year contracts from the state's utilities to solar developments. Of those bids, utilities Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating selected 32.

Greenskies declined to provide individual details about the 32 winning projects, citing customer privacy. CL&P and UI will make all the details public after regulators sign off on all the project approvals.

The awards to Greenskies – representing about one-third of all ZREC awards in round two – is a remarkable turnaround from the first ZREC round, when mostly out-of-state installers like SolarCity and SunEdison of California won the majority of the awards. The ZREC program has six rounds with a total contract value of $720 million.

The 32 Greenskies projects will produce 32.4 megawatts of solar power at retailers, municipal facilities, landfills, a nonprofit, a water treatment facility, and a convalescent home.