McQuade's Marketplace goes solar in Connecticut

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Mystic, Conn. Independent grocer McQuade's Marketplace has installed a solar electric system in its Mystic, Conn., store. It is the largest solar system at a grocery store in the state of Connecticut, according to The Day, a New London, Conn.-based newspaper.

The 151-kilowatt STC solar photovoltaic system is expected to generate approximately 168,200-kilowatt hours of clean energy a year, the report said.

The system output will also prevent the release of more than 8.7 million lbs. of carbon-dioxide emissions over the expected 30-year life of the system.

The system was made possible in part by a $641,253 grant from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, the report said.

McQuade’s also has locations in Westerly and Jamestown, R.I.

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