Visitors to Wilton Library in the coming weeks may see activity on the roof. Workers will be installing a photovoltaic system that will generate electricity for the building’s lighting, heating and air conditioning, and computers.
The project has been in the works for a while, according to Rich Hubli, building operations manager, and after considering proposals from five installer/investors who responded to a request for proposals, the job was awarded to Northeast Smart Energy and Soldel LLC. Northeast Smart Energy, with offices in Hartford and Ridgefield, has worked with nonprofits the size of the library and has extensive experience constructing this type of installation, according to a press release from the library. Financing for the project is through a Power Purchasing Agreement with Soldel LLC, a private firm in Norwalk. Research on system was independent of the school system’s recent solar projects.