Connecticut hotel cuts energy costs in half with solar installation

Verogy, a Hartford, Connecticut-based solar developer, completed a 64-kW rooftop solar project at Econo Lodge in Old Saybrook.

Credit: Verogy

Econo Lodge owns the system and will use the clean energy it produces to power its business. The 160-module array will produce 70,274 kWh of renewable energy each year

“Econo Lodge is a great example of how using solar energy can be a smart way for businesses to lower their electricity costs and increase customer satisfaction,” said William Herchel, CEO of Verogy. “We are grateful for the opportunity to help a local Connecticut business reap all the benefits that renewable energy has to offer.”

In addition to the cost savings from the rooftop solar project, Econo Lodge received funding from Connecticut’s Zero Emissions Renewable Energy Credit (ZREC) program. Econo Lodge was awarded a ZREC contract which served as the main source of funding for the project, offsetting nearly 80% of the costs.

“Verogy has provided us with comprehensive support and expertise at every step of the solar energy process, making this project a success,” said Mayur Solanki, owner of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites in Old Saybrook. “Our rooftop solar panels will offset half of our energy costs, allowing us to better serve our customers in Old Saybrook.”

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