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Solar Carports At Fairfield High School Spell Big Energy Cost Savings

This image shows how solar carports would look at Fairfield Ludlowe High School.
This image shows how solar carports would look at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. —Fairfield Ludlowe High School students will stay dry and the town will save money, thanks to solar-power carports officially launched by the town this month.

The school’s solar array, including the panels on Ludlowe’s roof, will generate two-thirds of the electricity used by the school.

Similar solar carports will go on line shortly at Fairfield Warde High School.

Together, the two solar facilities will save the Town at least $1.2 million in energy costs over the next 20 years.

“These projects have been completed at zero cost to Fairfield, and in return, the high schools will have a reliable source of power that will not increase in price over time which is a big budgetary positive for our Town,” said First Selectman Mike Tetreau.

Skyview Ventures, a leading renewable energy company, designed, financed and constructed the solar carports, and will maintain them for the Town.

“Skyview did an exceptional job of meeting a very tight construction schedule for the projects this past summer,” said Scott Thompson, chairman of the Fairfield Clean Energy Task Force. “We are excited that the carports will give students and teachers protection from the elements for their cars, outlets for plugging in electric vehicles and – even more importantly – a close-up learning experience regarding the power and potential of clean energy technology.”

Homeowners who want to learn more about solar options for their homes should go to www.SolarizeCT.com/Fairfield for more information.

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