Yale Divinity School Receives Solar Power


The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), Yale University and Sunlight Solar Energy Inc. unveiled a 40.29 kW DC commercial solar photovoltaic system on the Fisher Hall dormitory at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Conn.

The solar array, installed by Sunlight Solar Energy Inc. (SSE) of Milford, Conn., consists of 255 solar panels, with 210 panels are on the Fisher Hall roof and another 45 panels are used in a canopy configuration over the south-facing windows and main entrance of the building. The panels are expected to generate approximately 45,200 kW-hours of electricity annually, which represents about 17% of the electricity requirements of the building.

The installation was made possible, in part, by a grant of $187,298 from CCEF through its On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program. The grant to Yale University covered approximately half of the total project cost.

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