Dove and Boar Farm

Solar Photovoltaic

 

System Size (kW DC): 15.60

 

 

 

Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 14,422

 

  

 

Preserving Local Farms

 

The solar photovoltaic array at Dove & Boar Farm in Hampton is one of the first to be installed at a working farm in Connecticut. The 15.60-kilowatt array, consisting of 78 solar panels, is located on the rooftop of the farm’s main barn and is supplying approximately 85 percent of Dove & Boar Farm’s energy needs.  With its new solar array, the farm is now able to implement its five-year plan and be even more earth-friendly.

 

Dove & Boar Farm was able to reduce its outlay for installing the system by taking advantage of both state and federal incentives.  In addition to the grant received from the CCEF, the project received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture through its Farm Grant Program.

 

Farming has always been an important part of the character of our state.  This installation is an excellent example of clean energy helping a Connecticut farm stabilize its energy costs and improve its bottom line.  Solar PV systems such as this one can help in the preservation of local farms, which benefits all Connecticut citizens.

 

 

 

Environmental Benefits

 

Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *

 

CO2 CO NOX SO2
 16,009  13  8  30

 

 

The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:

 

The needs
of 2 homes

Removing the
emissions for 1 car

Planting 3 acres of trees

 

 

Additional Information

 

Dove and Boar Farm

329 Hartford Turnpike 

Hampton, CT 06247

 

Timothy Huchthausen

 

 

Are tours of this facility available? No

 

 

 

System installed by:

 

Alteris Renewables

www.alterisinc.com 

 

 

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* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here