Verogy, a West Hartford, Connecticut-based solar energy developer, completed a 272-kW solar installation at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic. The system is composed of 600 solar modules and set to significantly reduce the aquarium’s carbon footprint and provide a reliable source of clean energy for decades to come.
“This project is a testament to Mystic Aquarium’s steadfast commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship,” said Will Herchel, Verogy’s CEO. “Verogy is proud to have had the opportunity to partner with Mystic to make this great project a reality. By embracing solar energy, Mystic Aquarium is not only saving money, but also serving as a role model for other institutions, demonstrating how we can create a more sustainable future for all.”
Mystic Aquarium’s solar project will produce over 295,649 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually, enough to power 40 homes for a year.
“Over the last couple of decades, Mystic Aquarium has successfully completed a variety of energy conservation initiatives. This is our first solar energy endeavor and thanks to our partnership with the Connecticut Greenbank and Verogy, the project was strategically financed, proficiently implemented, and highly successful in terms of expectations. It’s very gratifying knowing that a portion of Mystic Aquarium’s energy consumption is now being generated onsite and is truly clean and green,” said Keith Sorensen, senior VP of facilities and capital projects at Mystic Aquarium.
With 600 solar panel modules now in place, the installation will reduce Mystic Aquarium’s energy costs by $1.5 million over the life of the project.
“This solar installation is a significant milestone in our continued commitment to environmental stewardship. We are deeply grateful to Verogy and the Connecticut Green Bank for their partnership and expertise. Together, we are making a tangible difference in our community and setting a precedent for future sustainable initiatives,” said Susette Tibus, president and CEO of Mystic Aquarium.
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