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Mar 12 - WH Clean Energy Task Force Meeting. 7-9 P.M. Town Hall, Rm 422.

Apr 10 - West Hartford Has Energy Workshop. 7-8:30 P.M. Town Hall Auditorium. FREE. (flyer)

Solarize West Hartford Video!

Solarize Wolcott Elementary Video!

 

Solar Projects

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West Hartford has eight (8) solar photovoltaic projects installed and another one (1) underway. Together, the 8 installed projects total 276.5 KW and produce about 345,000 kWh of electricity a year.  This solar electricity generation helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 238 metric tons of CO2, or the equivalent of 46.6 passenger vehicles. (Source: U.S EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator)

The electricity produced by some of these solar arrays helps the Town meet its annual clean energy commitments.

Solar Production - spreadsheet w/ monthly & annual data

Weblinks - live data 

# Site/Location Size (DC) % of Building Electricity Userid/Pswrd
 1. Town Hall  3 KW small  
 2. Conard High School  3 KW small  
 3. Hall High School  3 KW small  
 4. Bristow Middle School  95 KW   20% Userid: bristow.kiosk
Pswrd: Bristow09!
 5. Department of Public Works  102 KW 50% Userid: westhartford
Pswrd: pass4westhartford 
 6. Bishops Corner Library/Senior Center   58 KW 40% Userid: westhartford
Pswrd: pass4westhartford
 7. Wolcott Elementary School  11 KW    3%  
 8. Conard Green Energy CommunityDisplay Lab    2.35 KW  

Userid: chs_solarlab
Pswrd: chs2013

Project Descriptions and Photos

Town Hall - 3 KW solar photovoltaic array. Installed in July 2006, as part of the CT Clean Energy Communities Program. This array produces about 3,600 kWh annually.

TownHall Solar  Town Hall solar array.

Conard High School - 3 KW solar photovoltaic array. Installed in fall 2008, as part of the CT Clean Energy Communities Program. This array produces about 3,100 kWh annually.

Conard Solar Conard solar array.

Hall High School - 3 KW solar photovoltaic array. Installed in spring 2009, as part of the CT Clean Energy Communities Program. This array produces about 3,300 kWh annually.

Hall Solar Hall solar array.

Bristow Middle School - 95 KW solar photovoltaic array. Installed in December 2009, this solar array is owned and operated by Sun Edison LLC under a power purchase agreement (PPA). It is comprised of 544 modules and generates about 120,000 kWh annually, which is equivalent to about 20% of Bristow’s annual electric use. There is a solar kiosk in the lobby of the school that provides real-time information on what the system is generating.

Bristow Solar Bristow Kiosk
Briston Solar Equip Bristow Close Solar Bristow solar array.

Department of Public Works. 102 KW solar photovoltaic array. Installed in May 2012, this solar array is owned and operated by Tioga Energy under a power purchase agreement. It consists of 363 280-watt solar modules and will produce about 130,000 kWh annually, close to 50% of the building's electricity!

IMG_DPW Solar3 IMG_DPW Solar DPW solar array.

Bishops Corner Library/Senior Center. 58 KW solar photovoltaic array. Installed in May 2012, this solar array is owned and operated by Tioga Energy under a power purchase agreement. It consists of 209 280 watt UPSolar modules and will produce about 70,000 kWh annually, or about 40% of the building's electricity.

BCL1 BCL2 BCL3 BCL kioskBishops Corner solar array & kiosk.

Wolcott Elementary School. 11 KW solar photovoltaic array.  Installed October 2012 by Northeast Smart Energy, LLC, this is a town-owned system: 9 KW donated as part of the CT Clean Energy Communities Program and an additional 2 KW funded by a grant from Whole Foods. It consists of 120 Schuco ezFlat Roof 4.0 modules.

  Wolcott2 WolcottSolarFinish
Wolcott solar array under construction and finished project.         

Conard Green Energy Community Display Lab. Solar PV, Wind, Geothermal (in progress) and Solar Thermal. Read more. The 1.5 KW solar photovoltaic array, installed by Opel Solar, consists of 3 mini-trackers.

  Lab2 Lab3Lab1 Lab Opening, June 5, 2012.

Smith Elementary School (in progress). Power purchase agreement with Sun Edison LLC.

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