Middletown solar firm completes project in Chester

New Haven Register | Luther Turmelle
May 15, 2018

Middletown-based Greenskies Renewable Energy has completed the installation of a rooftop solar array at Whelen Engineering in Chester.

The solar array Greenskies installed has 1,026 photovoltaic panels. Greenskies will maintain and operate the solar array, which will be owned by Whelen Engineering.

Whelen Engineering designs and manufactures audio and visual warning equipment for the automotive and aviation industries. The company also provides safety lighting for police, fire and emergency medical services professionals.

“We wanted to implement our goals of clean energy in a practical way at Whelen Engineering,” George Whelen, president and chief executive officer of the company, said in a statement. “We are excited this new solar array will allow 20 percent of our electricity consumption to come from clean, renewable energy.”

The rooftop solar array will produce enough electricity annually to power 29 homes, according to Greenskies officials.

“Greenskies is pleased to work with Whelen Engineering, in nearby Chester, to achieve its sustainability goals,” stated Stanley Chin, president and chief executive officer of Greenskies. “The solar array at Whelen Engineering provides multiple benefits to the company, including owning the solar array on its property.