Planet Self Storage

Solar Photovoltaic


System Size (kW DC): 27.72




Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 27,005





State’s First Commercial Ground-Mounted Solar Array


There is an exciting “first” at Planet Self Storage in Newington: Connecticut’s first ground-mounted solar PV system in a commercial application. Consisting of 168 solar panels organized in an array that is 220 feet in length, it is located just 18 feet inside the fence surrounding the Newington property and therefore may be easily viewed by the public.  The 27.72-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system supplies approximately 30 percent of the total electrical needs for Planet Self Storage. 


Ground-mounted systems hold great potential for clean energy generation in Connecticut.  The output from these systems can be maximized because the panels can be installed at an optimum angle and orientation – which is not always possible with roof-mounted systems.


According to the system designer, because the sun is a predictable resource and Planet Self Storage is capturing its energy, the company will enjoy drastically reduced electricity payments for at least 25 years.




Environmental Benefits


Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *


 29,976  24  15  57



The energy produced by this system is equivalent to:


The needs
of 3 homes

Removing the
emissions for 2 cars

Planting 5 acres of trees



Additional Information


Planet Self Storage

350 Alumni Road 

Newington, CT 06111


Bryce Grefe




Are tours of this facility available? No



System installed by:


Ascendant Energy Company, Inc.



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* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here