Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has selected a solar project in Shelton to be part of a pilot program designed to expand clean energy availability in areas that cannot accommodate photovoltaic installations.
The DEEP program involves solar facilities that offer power at a price under a cap of 17 cents/kWh and to subscribe low- to moderate-income customers to at least 20 percent of the output of the generation facility. The US Solar Corp–USS Shelton 1.6 megawatt installation will be built at the Shelton Transfer Station. It is scheduled to go live in September 2019. It is the sole Fairfield County project in the DEEP pilot program, which also includes a 2MW Thompson project and a 1.62MW Bloomfield endeavor.
“These projects will help increase access to clean energy resources for those customers that cannot participate in rooftop solar programs and focuses on outreach to low- to moderate-income customers,” DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee said in a statement. “The proposal prices for power from these facilities came in under the price cap we established as part of this initiative – and they will be sited on land with limited development opportunities, such as a landfill.”