Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center


System Size (kW): 7.92

Savings: The Mygatt Center's PV cells significantly exceed the Center’s annual electricity needs. Most of the electricity they produce is returned to the electricity grid, addressing chronic shortages in heavily populated southwest Connecticut.

 

 

 

Recycling Sunshine
 
Atop the 12-foot high roof of the Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center, 66 solar photovoltaic cells convert sunlight directly into electricity, generating 7.92 kilowatts (kW) of electricity, enough to power more than eight homes. Not only do the cells meet the recycling center’s year-round needs, but most of the electricity they produce is returned to the electricity grid, addressing chronic shortages in heavily populated southwest Connecticut. The PV cells produce no pollution whatsoever, which is also important in an area classified as a Severe Ozone Non-Attainment Area under the Clean Air Act. For anyone interested in seeing PV cells in operation, the Center’s low roof makes it easy for visitors to view the photovoltaic array. They can also observe the inverters, weather station, and data acquisition system that are also important components of the technology.



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Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center                                        Nancy Domiziano
130 Magee Avenue                                                               Energy/Utility Technician
Stamford, CT 06904-2152                                                   (203) 977-4203
View Our Website                                                                  ndomiziano@ci.stamford.ct.us

 

Additional Information


Tours: Panels can be viewed from the ground during the Center's operating hours. A more extensive tour can be arranged by contacting the Center.

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