Temple Beth El

Project Location - Temple Beth El

Project Location

350 Roxbury Rd
Stamford, CT 06902
United States

Case study overview

Temple Beth El, a synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut, installed a 210kW Kingspan Energy solar photovoltaic system in September 2013. 

The 210kW solar system, utilizes 845 photovoltaic panels (250W each) on the temple’s 30,000 sq ft white Energy Smart Solar Ready Roof, fitted with three inches of insulation. A lighting upgrade that took place throughout the building included switching to energy-efficient lighting and installing automatic switches and high efficiency phase-down motors. These upgrades are projected to save an estimated $31,000 per year.

The project has been funded through multiple ways, including comprehensive incentives from utility, a PPA for solar array, as well as some conventional financing mechanisms.

Temple Beth El received an award for renewable 2013 Cool Congregation Challenge - Renewable Role Model Winner.

The power production by the solar system is estimated at 237,479kWh per year, and is expected to supply 70% of the synagogue’s annual electrical needs.

In addition, the energy-efficient lighting and the upgrade of mechanical systems and controls will result in an 80% reduction in energy costs and an 80% total carbon footprint reduction.

Building owner: Temple Beth El
Location: Stamford, CT
System size: 210kWp
Roof space coverage: 30,000 sq ft
Project type: New Build
Industry sector: Congregation
Financing: Incentives from utility, PPA, conventional financing
Completion date: September 2013
Installation time: 6 weeks

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