Greenskies Clean Energy Completes 120 kW Solar Array at Hartford YMCA
Greenskies, Titan Energy & Connecticut Green Bank Help Wilson-Gray YMCA Go Solar
North Haven, CT (November 1, 2021) – Greenskies Clean Energy ("Greenskies"), Connecticut's premier commercial solar developer, completed a 120-kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar energy system in Hartford, on the Wilson-Gray YMCA. The solar array, composed of about 320 modules, will provide reliable savings by lowering the annual electric costs for The Y.
Located in the North End of Hartford, the Wilson-Gray Y abuts the historic and underserved Clay Arsenal and Upper Albany neighborhoods. Urban areas like these consume over two-thirds of the world's energy and account for more than 70% of CO2 emissions. Annually, The Y solar system will generate more than 126,000 kWh of clean energy, offsetting approximately 197,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2), the equivalent of taking around 20 cars off the road each year. (Source: US EPA Greenhouse Gas Calculator)
"The realization of this solar project will supply consistent energy to The Y's seven-day-a-week facility," said Stanley Chin, President and CEO of Greenskies. "It is a clear demonstration of everyone involved's commitment to bettering the community and supporting The Y's mission of developing individuals' spirit, mind, and body. In addition, this project is an excellent example of how onsite solar electricity generation makes a positive impact on environmental, social, and economic interests."
“We have been interested for some time in exploring green energy alternatives and are excited to work with Greenskies, Titan Energy, and the Connecticut Green Bank to implement a solar solution which saves us money that can be directed towards serving our community in North Hartford while also reducing our carbon footprint,” said Joe Weist, CFO for the YMCA of Greater Hartford.
Greenskies worked closely with Titan Energy, a local energy consultancy, and Connecticut Green Bank to help The Y bring this project to light.
"Titan Energy is proud of the management strategy implemented at the Y facilities of Connecticut to keep electricity supply costs low and predictable over the long term," said Titan Energy Vice President Chris Ramm. "After Titan Energy conducted a detailed energy analysis of all the Greater Hartford Y locations, the Wilson Gray Y emerged as a great candidate for solar due to the available roof space and the facility's energy profile. Titan Energy is pleased to have provided additional savings to our long-standing relationship with the Wilson Gray Y through Greenskies Clean Energy's solar installation."
Connecticut Green Bank helps increase access to solar and drive green investment throughout the state with tailored financing strategies. “Our building solutions offer ways for Connecticut’s nonprofits to become stronger and more resilient, helping them save money and decrease their environmental impact,” said Mackey Dykes, Vice President of Financing Programs at the Green Bank.
About Greenskies Clean Energy
Greenskies Clean Energy along with its sister company, Clean Focus, develop, finance, construct, own, and operate clean, renewable-energy projects in the United States. From beginning to end – origination through construction and then lifetime operation – customers work with a single delivery team. Greenskies offers integrated solar and battery-storage solutions to C&I, municipal, and utility customers, while Clean Focus provides capital and owns the systems. Both Clean Focus and Greenskies were founded in 2009, and they joined JLC Infrastructure as wholly-owned subsidiaries in 2019. Together Clean Focus and Greenskies have constructed and operate over 275 MW of C&I solar projects throughout the country. For more information, please visit www.greenskies.com
About Titan Energy
Titan Energy New England is an independent energy consultancy group with in-depth knowledge of energy procurement, demand-side management and onsite generation services operating in all competitive markets throughout North America. Titan Energy creates comprehensive energy management strategies utilizing data to control and reduce energy costs. For more information, please visit www.titanenergyne.com
Through its affiliate company, TitanGen, LLC (“TitanGen”), provides renewable energy project development and consultancy services to clients. TitanGen provides the necessary support to deliver best-in-class power creation and distribution technologies including, but not limited to, solar, fuel cell and combined heat and power.
About Connecticut Green Bank
The Connecticut Green Bank was established by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2011 as the nation’s first green bank and has since supported the creation of more than 23,000 green energy jobs in the state, while reducing the energy cost burden on over 55,000 families, businesses, and nonprofits. The Green Bank’s vision is a planet protected by the love of humanity and its mission is to confront climate change and provide all of society a healthier, more prosperous future by increasing and accelerating the flow of private capital into markets that energize the green economy. This is accomplished by leveraging limited public resources to scale-up and mobilize private capital investment into Connecticut. In 2017, the Connecticut Green Bank received the Innovations in American Government Award from the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and innovation for their “Sparking the Green Bank Movement” entry. For more information about the Connecticut Green Bank, please visit www.ctgreenbank.com
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