The Connecticut Green Bank proudly announces that 27 Realty Drive in Cheshire has completed a second rooftop solar PV system installation financed by Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE). The property serves as the headquarters for Barker Specialty Advertising Co. Inc., a family business that has been in the promotional products industry for more than 70 years. The first solar project was installed in 2021 at 55 Realty Drive.
“I believe we all understand the benefits of using solar energy for both cost and sustainability purposes. However, the difficult part for most businesses is navigating the implementation and financing. This is where the Connecticut Green Bank and a vendor-partner such as Verogy are of tremendous value. I would encourage businesses to work with these companies to understand the benefits of a transition to solar energy,” said Gerry Barker, president of Barker Specialty.
This new 135-kW solar system was installed by Verogy, a solar developer headquartered in Hartford, which also installed the other system.
Barker Specialty is a source for all promotional and marketing needs and hosts a 6,000 sq. ft showroom for clients to visit.
“We were excited in 2021 when the first solar project was completed, and even more so when the Barker team approached us for this larger second project,” said Mackey Dykes, VP of financing programs at the Green Bank. “Not only does this speak to Barker’s continued commitment to sustainability and cost reduction, but this repeat usage of C-PACE financing is a great testament to the value the program brings to building owners.”
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