Martin Kellogg Middle School

Solar Photovoltaic

 

System Size (kW DC): 180.56 

 

Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 176,957

 

 

 

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Soaking Up the Sun

 

Newington’s Martin Kellogg Middle School is soaking up the sun and producing an estimated 192,000 kilowatt hours of clean, solar electricity each year – generated by a 180-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) array installed there in 2009.

 

Through a creative financing structure known as a power purchase agreement, the school enjoys the benefits of purchasing low-cost solar energy without having to pay for the installation or maintenance of the solar array. Designed and built by Solar Design Associates, the 592-panel array is owned and maintained by MP2 Capital, a leading developer, financier and operator of solar projects located throughout North America. The power purchase agreement calls for MP2 Capital to sell all of the electricity generated by the system to the Town of Newington for the school’s use for a period of 20 years. This was MP2 Capital’s first project in Connecticut.

 

In a 2009 press release, Lise Dondy, president of CCEF, commented on the school’s CCEF-supported solar installation: “The solar PV installation at Martin Kellogg Middle School will serve as an excellent teaching tool to help educate students about the importance of renewable energy in meeting our future energy needs and protecting the environment. We are pleased to see this school and others in Connecticut taking a leadership role in making the commitment to clean energy in such a significant way.”

  

 

Environmental Benefits

 

Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *

 

CO2 CO NOX SO2
 196,423  155  101 373

 

 

The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:

 

The needs
of 21 homes

Removing the
emissions for 16 cars

Planting 33 acres of trees

 

 

Additional Information

 

Martin Kellogg Middle School

155 Harding Avenue

Newington, CT 06111

 

 Lucian G. Jachimowicz

(860) 665-8641

 

 

Are tours of this facility available? No

 

 

 

System installed by:

 

Solar Design Associates

 

www.solardesign.com

 

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* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here