A solar panel array at the housing authority's Westhill Gardens complex is to provide all the energy required for the 199 apartments and office.
The contractor, Siemens, recently installed the photovoltaic panels in an open meadow at the federally subsidized housing cluster off Hartford Road, housing authority modernization coordinator Gary Sweet said. Work is continuing and the project is to be done by August.
The panels will save the authority $25,343 annually in energy costs, according to Siemens. The project will cost $341,000, Sweet said.
The panels have been installed in a 90- by 120-foot area, enclosed by a fence, north of House Drive and east of Case Drive. The...