Solar Power, Energy Storage Projects Set for Connecticut Lands

Solar power, energy storage projects set for Connecticut

Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (CMEEC), SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY) and Brightfields Development LLC announced the development of 13 MW of solar power and at least 1.5 MW of energy storage systems in southern Connecticut.

Under terms of the 20-year solar power purchase agreements, SolarCity and its financing partners will build, own and operate the solar power systems. CMEEC will use the solar and stored energy to provide power for its municipal utility members and wholesale electric customers.

SolarCity and development partner Brightfields started work on seven solar project sites which will comprise nearly 57,000 panels. The energy storage solution installed at the Mountain Ash Farm represents SolarCity’s first capacity services project, whereby the company will provide engineering, installation and maintenance of a battery storage system that CMEEC can control using SolarCity’s proprietary GridLogic control platform.

Brightfields Development worked in partnership with SolarCity to secure sites for the solar and storage projects and coordinate permitting, development and design work. All of the solar power systems are located on lands that are relatively under-utilized or are no longer being used for agricultural purposes. The projects are already underway, with the Mountain Ash Farm solar and storage project expected to be online by the end of June. The remaining projects are set to be operational by December.

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