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Stratford HVAC Company Installs Solar Power System

Encon officials say the system will produce enough electricity to power 16 homes.

Encon, a -based heating and air conditioning contractor, announced that it installed a solar energy system on the roof of its company headquarters building,  for best commercial property.

According to the PR Web news service, Encon unveiled the 100 kilowatt system recently for Stratford Mayor John A. Harkins, Greater Bridgeport Business Council CEO Paul Timpanelli and other guests.

Company officials say the solar-electric panels produce power even on cloudy days, and are expected to generate enough electricity to power 16 average homes.

scott milne June 01, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Yoooo great big deal hooooo cares
Helene E. Logan June 01, 2012 at 07:13 PM
We all should care. Kudos to the company for embracing energy alternatives.
Mike June 02, 2012 at 12:47 PM
By law, if you install a power generating system of any kind, the light company is supposed to buy your excess power. However, UI, and CL&P have put so many restrictions and requirements on how you connect, that it is impossible to do it. Some of the hardware they require costs more that a hundred years of electric bills. So what I would like to know is, does any of this power actually get to those sixteen homes, or is it wasted? And it seems to me that Encon is owned by the Southern Connecticut Gas Company, and unless I am mistaken, SCGco is owned by the same parent company as the UI. So maybe they can do what the rest of us are not allowed to.
CuriousOrange June 02, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Southern Connecticut Gas Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UIL Holdings Company, according to its own web site. I am shocked. It is clearly a combination in violation of basic antitrust law. Where were the regulators? If I recall correctly, the SCG building in Bridgeport makes its own electricity using gas generators because it was in competition with the electric company and management preferred to invest in huge machinery rather than support competition!

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