Connecticut Green

CTECS and Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter Receive Solar Hot Water Equipment

Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Green Bank announced that the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) in Hartford and the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter in Branford are the first two recipients for the award of donated domestic solar hot water equipment.

These organizations were selected through a Request for Proposals (RFP) and will be responsible for providing all expenses associated with the installation and commissioning of the systems. The Green Bank has released an updated RFP seeking applications from other organizations that could benefit from the remaining solar hot water systems available for donation.Preference in award will be provided to proposals that demonstrate the following: benefits to persons of low and/or moderate income; capacity to achieve successful installation, maintenance, and monitoring of the equipment; and educational benefits of the installation and monitoring system output.

CTECS serves more than 11,000 full-time students in 17 diploma-granting technical schools, one technical education center and two aviation maintenance programs. The systems donated to CTECS will be installed by students and staff at eight of their schools.The solar hot water systems will be used as part of CTECS E-House program, which serve as energy efficiency learning laboratories featuring high-efficiency and clean, renewable energy technologies and examples of past and present construction practices. They plan to construct an E-House at each of their locations.

The Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter is a municipal animal shelter and animal control department serving Branford and North Branford. The shelter emphasize and organize programming for children of all ages and adults with special needs to encourage bonding with animals.