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Verogy Completes Installation of Three Solar Projects for the City of West Haven

22 Nov 2021

Leading solar energy developer Verogy recently completed mechanical installation on a portfolio of solar projects in West Haven, CT at three of the city’s schools. The 1,888 panels comprising West Haven’s three projects will produce approximately 969,685 kilowatt hours of Class I renewable energy in their first year.

The City and Verogy entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that makes it possible for West Haven to purchase electricity at a significantly discounted rate. The PPA locks in this lower rate so that as electricity costs rise in the future, West Haven will continue to pay a reduced amount for electricity for the 25-year term of the agreement.

The project will save taxpayers a combined average of $118,800 annually for the 25-year term, and the renewable energy produced will offset the equivalent of 685 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year. 

“We’re grateful for our partnership with Verogy and the work they’ve done to install solar energy systems at three of our schools, furthering West Haven’s goal of reducing our carbon footprint,” said Neil Cavallaro, West Haven Superintendent of Schools. “In addition to benefitting the environment, going green also reduces taxpayer costs, and is a great lesson for future generations attending our schools.”

Details for the three projects:  

Carrigan Intermediate School 

o   360 kilowatt DC rooftop solar array consisting of 800 modules

o   Solar array will save taxpayers an average of $52,000 dollars annually in energy expenses over the contract term.

Bailey Middle School 

o   360 kilowatt DC rooftop solar array consisting of 800 modules

o   Solar array will save taxpayers an average of $52,000 dollars annually in energy expenses over the contract term.

Former Anna V. Molloy School 

o   115 kilowatt DC rooftop solar array consisting of 288 modules

o   Solar array will save taxpayers an average of $14,800 dollars annually in energy expenses over the contract term.

“Our West Haven projects not only help in the fight against climate change, but they also deliver renewable power at a reduced cost to West Haven,” said William Herchel, Co-Founder and CEO of Verogy.  “We appreciate this unique opportunity to bring clean energy to West Haven.” 

Verogy’s proposal for the three solar projects was selected through a Request for Proposals process held in March 2020 by the City of West Haven’s energy consultant, Titan Energy New England

“The City of West Haven and Titan Energy have worked closely together for many years to manage the City’s energy costs and lighting upgrades,” said Adam Teff, General Manager of Titan Energy’s generation division, TitanGen. “We view our solar procurement efforts as a natural extension of our mandate to keep electricity costs low and predictable over the long term.”

Verogy | https://http://www.verogy.com/verogy-solar-project-portfolio/

Titan Energy New England | https://http://www.titanenergyne.com/