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North Stonington Solar Center completed, Connecticut

The North Stonington Solar Centre, a 20-MWDC solar project in New London County, Connecticut, has been completed by Adapture Renewables, a developer, owner, and operator of utility-scale solar and battery energy storage facilities. The solar construction in North Stonington is Adapture Renewables’ second completed project in the Northeast and its first in Connecticut.

Connecticut is striving towards a zero carbon power system by 2040, according to legislation approved by Governor Ned Lamont last year. The electricity generated by the North Stonington project is being sold under long-term contracts to two energy suppliers. They service the New England area, therefore supporting the state’s clean energy goals.

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“We’re proud to have worked closely with the county and the landowners, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, to successfully deliver a project that supports the state with locally generated, cheap clean energy,” said David FitzGerald, Adapture Renewables’ director of project management and engineering. “Developed and built during the COVID pandemic, our North Stonington project is a testament to our perseverance in advancing clean energy development and construction through difficult times.”

The North Stonington Solar Centre construction period

The project began in 2020 and was completed commercially in October 2022. The North Stonington project was established in collaboration with an associate corporation of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. They own the site in New London County and are leasing it for the life of the project.  The initiative assures that the property will supply the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation with a long-term economic source.

The North Stonington project has provided the community with not just clean and renewable energy, but also job prospects. During construction, the project utilised local contractors and companies. It will continue to do so during the operation and maintenance stages.

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