Plainville High School

Solar Photovoltaic

 

System Size (kW DC): 172.61

 

 

Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 171,328

 

 

 

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An Example of Building-Integrated Solar PV

 

The solar PV system at Plainville High School was installed as part of a major renovation of the high school building.  Consisting of 232 solar panels, the 172.61-kilowatt building-integrated system is supplying approximately 10.7 percent of the school’s electricity needs.  Installed by a company that specializes in integrated technologies, the project introduced a promising new building-integrated PV technology to Connecticut, a technology that has been well-proven in other states. The introduction of this new building-integrated PV technology in Connecticut has helped to broaden the selection of PV system options available to prospective customers. 

 

Administrators and educators around the state have clearly recognized that installing solar photovoltaic panels and other clean energy generating systems at their schools is a great way to support the environment, control energy costs and teach the benefits of going green.  According to Plainville’s town manager, the solar array at Plainville High School has helped to reduce the school’s energy costs and has been so well-received that the town installed a similar system on the Toffolon Elementary School roof.

 

 

 

Environmental Benefits

 

Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *

 

CO2 CO NOX SO2
 190,174  150  98  362

 

 

The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:

 

The needs
of 20 homes

Removing the
emissions for 16 cars

Planting 32 acres of trees

 

 

Additional Information

 

Plainville High School

47 Robert Halcomb Way 

Plainville, CT 06062

 

Stephen Busel 

 

 

Are tours of this facility available? No

 

 

System installed by:

 

Solar Integrated Technologies

 www.solarintegrated.com

 

 

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* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here