Town of Killingly, CT Installs 1 MW Solar System
Smart Energy Decisions | Staff
January 5, 2022
The Town of Killingly, Connecticut installed four solar energy systems totaling approximately 1 MW.
Greenskies installed solar panels on rooftops at the Killingly Highway Department building (66 kW) and Killingly High School (332 kW). The company also installed a ground-mounted array at Killingly Intermediate School (310 kW) and a solar carport canopy at the Killingly School District Administrative building (310 kW).
These projects will offset nearly 21,300 metric tons of carbon dioxide.
The Town of Killingly, in conjunction with the Killingly Board of Education, entered into no money down solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Greenskies Clean Focus. Under the contract, Greenskies developed, constructed and will operate and maintain the systems and Clean Focus provided financing and will own the systems. Killingly will purchase the electricity generated at a low, fixed-rate for the term, resulting in both immediate and projected long-term cost savings.
"Greenskies is proud of the steps the Town of Killingly and Killingly Board of Education have taken to implement renewable energy with these solar projects. The resulting energy cost savings from these projects will benefit the entire Town for many years to come," said Stanley Chin, President and CEO of Greenskies in a statement. "We look forward to a continued presence in Killingly over the lifetime of our projects together."
Greenskies is working on additional ground-mounted projects for the high school (1 MW) and intermediate school (337 kW), along with another carport structure at Killingly Central School (130 kW). These additional projects will more than double the solar capacity for Killingly, increasing their environmental offsets and savings.
"The Town of Killingly, Killingly Board of Education and Greenskies Clean Focus have been wonderful, engaged partners throughout the solar development process," said General Manager of TitanGen Adam Teff. "It has been thrilling to lead a process that will ultimately create low-cost renewable energy for every school in Town and reliably yield cost savings greater than $200,000 per year. Killingly is a shining example of a municipality that is focused on creating a better future for its residents."