Cinema goes solar at Connecticut movie theater
Hartford, Connecticut-based solar energy developer Verogy completed a 365 kW rooftop solar project at Cinemark North Haven and XD in North Haven. Cinemark takes ownership of the system and uses the clean energy it produces to power a significant portion of its operations.
The 960 module array will produce 434,285 kWh annually.
“Verogy has been an incredible partner throughout this process, working with exceptional execution from start to finish,” said Art Justice, Cinemark VP of Energy and Sustainability. “We are proud to provide our Cinemark North Haven and XD guests with an immersive cinematic experience powered by clean, renewable energy, further expanding our portfolio of solar-powered theaters.”
In addition to the North Haven project, Cinemark continues to invest in sustainability initiatives in the communities it serves through recycling stations in the theater; and energy efficiency measures such as HVAC retrofitting and efficient lighting and the integration of solar energy at more than 20 of its locations across the country.
The company also has a contract with AEP Energy Partners for 40 MW of wind power in Texas.
“We are delighted to announce the completion of this project and are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Cinemark to advance the company’s sustainability goals,” said William Herchel, CEO of Verogy. “Not only will the system benefit the environment, Cinemark will also realize significant savings on their monthly energy bills.”
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