SolarCity seeks approval for small solar project in Norwich, Connecticut

SolarCity Corp. applied Sept. 18 at the Connecticut Siting Council for approval of a 2.74-MW solar project to be located on two parcels in the city of Norwich.

SolarCity said its project partner is Brightfields Development LLC. The partners are working with the city of Norwich, Norwich Public Utilities and Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative on this project, which will make available to city residents distributed “green” power that they can’t develop on their own.

One of the project sites is the location for the city’s waste transfer faciliity, plus two closed landfills. The second site nearby is an undeveloped parcel. Both sites are located on Rogers Road.

The proposed solar array would be comprised of approximately 8,854 Canadian Solar 310 watt modules, four Solectria inverters, and three transformers. The facility would utilize a combination of cast-in-place concrete ballasts and Game Change racking system in former landfill areas and an RBI Solar post-driven mounting system within the former crop fields. Individual solar panels will be placed at a fixed 25 degree tilt to the south.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.