Bristow Middle School

Solar Photovoltaic


System Size (kW DC): 95.20 




Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 89,000 




Energizing Future Generations


The slogan, or tag line, on the opening page of Bristow Online, Bristow Middle School’s online site, is “energize your dreams.” Bristow is not only energizing dreams, it is also energizing its school building in West Hartford with clean energy derived from the sun.  


In 2009, West Hartford celebrated the completion of a 95.2-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) installation at Bristow Middle School. Consisting of 544 solar panels mounted on the rooftop of the school, the solar array is expected to supply nearly 20 percent of the school’s electricity needs annually. The system is owned by SunEdison, and under the terms of a power purchase agreement between the Town of West Hartford and SunEdison, SunEdison will own, operate, and maintain the system and sell power to the town for the school’s use.


A grant from CCEF helped to defray almost half of the total project cost.



Environmental Benefits


Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *


98,790 78  51 188



The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:


The needs
of 11 homes

Removing the
emissions for 8 cars

Planting 16 acres of trees



Additional Information


Bristow Middle School

34 Highland Street 

West Hartford, CT 06119 


Chris Johnson




Are tours of this facility available? No



System installed by:


Borrego Solar Systems, Inc.


Learn more about Solar Photovoltaic




* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here


Energizing Future Generations