Sunrise brief: Greenskies solar array enters service

PV Magazine | David Wagman
June 2, 2021

Greenskies Clean Energy said it completed a 1.17 MW solar array for the Town of East Haven, Connecticut. The project, at a five-acre capped landfill, includes about 3,000 solar panels.

Greenskies has more than 27 MW of solar landfill projects at 14 sites in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Through Connecticut’s virtual net metering program, the town will credit the energy produced by this solar installation against several buildings, including two schools, a recreation center, and police department.

The town signed a 20-year lease agreement and a power purchase agreement with Greenskies. Over the next 20 years, the town is expected to save around $1.4 million in electricity costs and generate additional revenue in annual lease payments. The project is expected to generate around 1.64 million kWh of energy every year.