A Middletown-based solar-power company, Greenskies Renewable Energy, had the biggest share of the commercial and industrial market in the nation during the first quarter of 2016, according to a solar industry research firm.
The first quarter of 2016 saw a shake-up in the ranking of leading commercial and industrial (C&I) solar installers in the United States, according to the latest report from GTM Research’s Leaderboard service. The company says that Greenskies Renewable Energy replaced SolarCity as the leading installer in the space during the quarter with a 5.5% market share, compared to SolarCity’s 4.9%.
A crew from Solar Tight Installation (STI) including Luis Feliciano, Benjamin Rich, Alex Rodriquez, Wayne Triba – and others are hard at work installing a Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC ground-mounted solar array farm, going up on the Wesleyan University campus near playing fields at Long Lane and Wadsworth Street in Middletown, Connecticut.
In front of a backdrop of a clear blue sky, Medfield’s Energy and Facilities Manager, Andrew Seaman, addressed a small gathering at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. “We’re generating electricity,” he proudly said.
The city is aiming to bring in revenue from a currently unused piece of land and provide for the production of renewable energy. The City Council approved having a capped landfill become the site of a solar array Monday.
The council voted to authorize Mayor Elinor Carbone to lease the property at 105 Vista Drive to GRE GACRUX LLC., otherwise known as Greenskies Renewable Energy, a Middletown-based company.
Plans to promote green energy in town will continue this summer with solar panels being added at both middle schools. Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School and John F. Kennedy Middle School will both have solar panel arrays installed on their rooftops by Greenskies Renewable Energy in Middletown.
SOUTHINGTON — Work is scheduled to begin this summer on roof-mounted solar panels for the middle schools and a ground-mounted solar farm for Hatton School.
They’re the latest in what town officials hope will be a host of other solar power generating projects, including the new senior center and the town’s old landfill.