Greenskies Saves North Stonington $1.6 Million in Energy Costs
North Stonington Adds 572 kW of Rooftop Solar to Municipal & School Facilities
North Haven, CT (August 24, 2021) – Greenskies Clean Energy LLC ("Greenskies"), the largest commercial-scale solar developer in Connecticut, installed five rooftop solar energy systems totaling over 572-kilowatts (kW) for the Town of North Stonington, Connecticut.
In total, Greenskies installed nearly 1,500 solar photovoltaic modules on the rooftops at the North Stonington Volunteer Fire Company and Ambulance Association (62 kW), the Central Office administrative building (130 kW), North Stonington Elementary School (139kW), and two arrays at the recently renovated Wheeler Middle and High School (totaling 241 kW). These solar systems will generate more than 634,000 kWh of clean energy annually and according to the Town’s First Selectman, Michael Urgo, will offset approximately 40 percent of the electricity costs of the facilities.
"Greenskies is excited to help the Town of North Stonington and the Board of Education reduce their energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions," said Stanley Chin, President and CEO of Greenskies. "As the top commercial solar developer in Connecticut, we've helped more than a third of municipalities go solar. We take pride in helping towns reap the immediate and long-term savings of solar. And we enjoy watching those savings translate into direct, meaningful benefits for residents and students alike."
The Town of North Stonington and Board of Education conducted a competitive RFP bid and selected Greenskies to design, build, own, operate, and maintain the solar systems. As a result, the Town entered into a solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with Greenskies, who completed the installations at no upfront cost. In addition, the Town will benefit from reduced energy rates, saving approximately $1.6 million in electricity costs over the 20-year term.
"Saving on energy costs and offsetting our carbon footprint with renewable energy are incredibly important to the Town of North Stonington," North Stonington First Selectman Michael Urgo said. "As a Town we must set the standard for transitioning to more sustainable practices for the long-term. We are happy to have seen this project to completion and to do our part as a community to help reduce carbon emissions.”
Over their lifetime, these projects will offset approximately 9,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), or the equivalent of taking nearly 2,000 cars off the road. (Source: US EPA Greenhouse Gas Calculator)
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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