Wesleyan University recently expanded its access to on-site renewable energy when Greenskies Clean Energy, Connecticut’s largest commercial solar developer, powered a 96-kW solar array on the roof of the Center for Film Studies.
“Wesleyan’s new Film Study Center is state-of-the-art in every way, including the use of solar energy,” said Steven Scarpa, media and public relations manager at Wesleyan. “The solar installation allows us to have the power needed for our student film projects and screening series, while honoring our strong desire to reduce our carbon footprint and use renewable energy sources.”
“Greenskies is excited to strengthen our long-standing relationship with Wesleyan University by installing additional renewable energy on campus,” said Stanley Chin, president and CEO of Greenskies. “This new solar panel helps the university move closer to its long-term sustainability goals and reduce energy costs.”
In 2016, Greenskies installed a 1 MW on-ground solar panel on the Wesleyan campus, which supplies power directly to the university’s existing microgrid.
Wesleyan and Greenskies have concluded a power-purchase agreement (PPA) for this project. Greenskies will design, develop, finance, own, operate and maintain the facility at no cost to the university as part of the agreement. In turn, Wesleyan agrees to purchase 100% of the electricity produced by the solar system at a significantly discounted rate.
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