Greenskies Breaks Ground On 5 MW Solar Project In Connecticut

Connecticut-based Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC says construction has begun on a 5 MW solar photovoltaic project in East Lyme, Conn.

The project, which will not be visible to passing pedestrians or vehicular traffic, will consist of more than 16,000 PV modules mounted on a fixed aluminum racking system. Greenskies was awarded the contract through a competitive bidding process by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

The Connecticut Light & Power Co. and United Illuminating Co. will jointly purchase the electricity generated by the project under a 20-year power-purchase agreement. Builder Centerplan Cos. is expected to complete construction within six months.

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