Connecticut Siting Council approves 4-MW project of SolarCity

The Connecticut Siting Council on Jan. 11 approved an Oct. 9, 2015, application from SolarCity Corp. for a declaratory ruling that no Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need is required for the proposed construction and operation of a 4.05-MW (dc) community shared solar photovoltaic facility.

This project, at 3.25 MW (ac), will be located on municipally-owned property at 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut. SolarCity, Groton Utilities and the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative have teamed up for this project, with all power from the project to be available for purchase by Groton Utilities customers. It is called the Poquonnock Road Solar Project.

The project site contains Groton’s water treatment plant and an existing power substation. The project will use photovoltaic panels provided by Canadian Solar.

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