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.