May 30, 2018

Solar Panels Power Middletown, Conn., Water Treatment Plant

The newly installed panels will provide up to 75% of the power needed to operate the water treatment plant

Connecticut water treatment plant turns to solar power
Connecticut water treatment plant turns to solar power

Greenskies Renewable Energy completed installation of a solar array for the Higby Water Treatment Facility in Middletown, Conn. The project will provide up to 75% of the power needed to operate the water treatment plant, according to the Middletown Press.

The solar array is expected to produce 280,414 kWh of clean energy annually, enough energy to potentially power 23 homes or offset the environmental impact of 45 cars per year. Greenskies Renewable Energy has entered into a contract with the city of Middletown to operate and maintain the solar panels for 20 years.

“Middletown is pleased to extend our work on energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainability, and municipal resiliency through this solar project associated with a key city water treatment facility,” Michael Harris, energy coordinator for the city of Middletown said of the partnership. 

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