Westport Fire Station

Solar Photovoltaic

 

System Size (kW DC): 23.12

 

Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 21,975

 

 Click here to view live energy data from this system! 

 

Community Goes Green with Solar

 Westport has been one of the most active municipalities in the state supporting renewable energy initiatives, having committed to 20% clean energy by 2010, earned the distinction of Connecticut Clean Energy Community, received a Community Innovations Grant Program award and earned a grant through CCEF’s On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program.  


In 2007 it celebrated the installation of a 23.12-kilowatt solar PV system on the roof of the town’s fire station.  Consisting of an array of PV panels on the large flat roof, as well as a smaller array mounted at an angle on the parapet wall, the PV system converts sunlight into electricity for direct use in the fire station building.  The system is generating roughly 7% of the annual energy needs for the building and is interconnected with the regional utility grid of CL&P. 


Unique to the system design, there are no roof penetrations.  Additionally, the public can access system performance and energy production information via the town’s website.   

 

Environmental Benefits

 

Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *

 

CO2 CO NOX SO2
 24,392  19  13  46

 

 

The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:

 

The needs
of 3 homes

Removing the
emissions for 2 cars

Planting 4 acres of trees

 

 

Additional Information

 

Westport Fire Station

515 Post Road 

Westport, CT 06880

 

 

Steve Edwards

203-341-1111

sedwards@westportct.gov

 

 

Are tours of this facility available? No

 

System installed by:

 

Westport Solar Consultants

www.westportsolar.com

 

 

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* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here