Solar on Schools

Essex Elementary School
In 2016, Essex Elementary School installed a 239 kW solar photovoltatic system on its roof.

Essex elementary

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John Winthrop Middle School
In 2014, the 129 KW solar installation atop the John Winthrop Middle School was completed.

“The solar panels are estimated to save the district some $25,000 a year in electric costs, which means the capital outlay will be paid back in five to six years. The project, which cost $650,000, was financed in parts by grants from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund and the Connecticut Bureau of School Facilities. Over a period of 35 years, it is anticipated that generating some of its own electricity from solar panels will save Regional District 4 more than $1 million.” – Rita Christopher, Courier Senior Correspondent, The Day.

winthrop solar

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Valley Regional High School
In 2014, Valley Regional High School completed the installation of a 129 KW solar photovoltaic system on the roof.

valley regional

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