Danbury’s $13M solar roof project at schools, library paused due to state reimbursement uncertainty

DANBURY — The plan to install solar panels on several school roofs is on hold over questions about the state’s reimbursement of the project.

School administrators were told last week that the state would only help pay for solar panels on roofs that are five years old or younger, Superintendent Kevin Walston said.

“Given that information and as our partner with the city, the request is now to stop the project until we can re-evaluate and evaluate it,” Walston told the school board on Wednesday.

The board was set to vote on education specifications for the solar panels at King Street Intermediate School on Wednesday, but raised the item in light of the news.

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