Sunshine Will Lighten the Electric Bill at Newtown Middle School

May 1, 2013 | News

(Greenwich, CT)  – Altus Power Management and the Town of Newtown, Connecticut are pleased to announce the completion of a solar system on the roof of Newtown Middle School. The 179 kW solar system will help Newtown offset an estimated 30 percent of the Middle School’s electricity usage and reduce their carbon footprint over the term of the 25 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The project will begin producing power immediately.

Altus Power finances, owns and operates the system, which was installed by Sound Solar, an Old Greenwich, CT-based clean energy installation and development company.  The 740 panel system will generate approximately 188,460 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, saving CO2 emissions equivalent of 11,000 gallons of gasoline annually.

This is Altus Power’s fifth solar project in the state of Connecticut. “We are proud to work with the town of Newtown and Newtown Schools on this important solar project. It is our goal to make solar available to other schools, towns and commercial real estate in Connecticut,” says Tom Athan, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Altus.

About Altus Power Management

Altus Power Management, LLC is an Old Greenwich, CT-based company that invests in, owns and operates clean energy projects. Its principals draw on their deep expertise in finance, construction, engineering and design to provide renewable energy and solar solutions to commercial and public sector clients. Visit for more information.

About Newtown, CT

Newtown is located in Fairfield County, Connecticut with a population of approximately 27,000. The Newtown Public School District contains six schools with a total enrollment of 5,451. The Newtown Middle School, grades 7th and 8th, has a current enrollment of 897 students.

About Sound Solar Systems, LLC

Sound Solar Systems delivers proven and profitable clean energy solutions to commercial, residential and public sector clients in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.  For every client, Sound Solar Systems focuses on energy and cost savings as well as preservation and integrity of existing roof and building structures.  For more information, please visit

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