Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center

Solar Photovoltaic

 

System Size (kW DC): 7.50

 

 

Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 7,128

 

 

 

 

Recycling Sunshine

 

Atop the 12-foot high roof of the Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center, 66 solar photovoltaic cells convert sunlight directly into electricity, generating 7.50 kilowatts of electricity. Not only do the cells meet the recycling center’s year-round needs, but most of the electricity they produce is returned to the electricity grid, addressing chronic shortages in heavily populated southwest Connecticut. The PV cells produce no pollution whatsoever, which is also important in an area classified as a Severe Ozone Non-Attainment Area under the Clean Air Act. For anyone interested in seeing PV cells in operation, the Center’s low roof makes it easy for visitors to view the photovoltaic array. They can also observe the inverters, weather station, and data acquisition system that are also important components of the technology.

 

 

 

Environmental Benefits

 

Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *

 

CO2 CO NOX SO2
 7,913  6  4  15

 

 

The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:

 

The needs
of 1 home

Removing the
emissions for 1 car

Planting 1 acre of trees

 

 

Additional Information

 

Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center

130 Magee Avenue 

Stamford, CT 06902

 

 

Are tours of this facility available? Yes

 

Contact: 203-977-4203

 

System installed by:

 

Alt Power Inc.

www.altpower.com

 

 

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* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here