HARTFORD, CONN. – November 17, 2021 – Verogy, a leading solar energy developer, today announced that construction has been completed on a 121 kW solar photovoltaic system in East Hartford, CT. The rooftop array is located at 15 Milbrook Drive in East Hartford, home to both the South End Senior Center and the town’s Senior Services Division. The solar energy system was part of a $9.9 million project to construct the new facility, which opened for business in September of this year.
The Town of East Hartford and Verogy have entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that allows the town to purchase electricity at a significantly discounted rate. The PPA locks in this lower rate so that as electricity costs rise in the future, the town will continue to pay a reduced amount for electricity for the 25-year term of the agreement.
The rooftop array will produce 137,517 kilowatt hours of energy annually. Once operational, it is estimated that the solar energy system will save taxpayers an average of $12,500 annually for the 25-year term.