Bedford, MA, Jan. 7, 2008 — Gloria Spire Solar LLC, a joint venture company formed by Spire Corp. and Gloria Solar Co. Ltd., announced that it has won a contract to design and install a 308-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system at The Lee Co.’s manufacturing facility in Westbrook, Connecticut.
The system, consisting of 1,760 photovoltaic panels on the roof of the newly constructed facility, is approximately half the size of a football field, covering nearly 29,000 square feet of roof space. At peak power, the system is expected to generate enough electricity to provide 17 percent of the manufacturing facility’s power consumption.
The Lee Company solar energy project is made possible, in part, by a $1.2 million grant from Connecticut Innovations, which will defray approximately half of the cost of the photovoltaic system. Connecticut Innovations is a quasi-public organization dedicated to stimulating high-tech growth and clean energy initiatives.
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