Direct Energy Solar Receives Connecticut Green Bank PACEsetter Award for Outstanding Project

Direct Energy Solar, a Centrica Business Solutions Company, today was recognized as a PACEsetter by the Connecticut Green Bank during an award ceremony at the Energize Connecticut Center in North Haven.

ROCKY HILL, CT (March 15, 2018) — Direct Energy Solar, a Centrica Business Solutions Company, today was recognized as a PACEsetter by the Connecticut Green Bank during an award ceremony at the Energize Connecticut Center in North Haven.

The Connecticut Green Bank awarded Direct Energy Solar and Durham Agricultural Fair Association, Inc. the PACEsetter Outstanding Project Award for their solar project, a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) secured by Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE), at the Durham Agricultural Association Fairgrounds in Durham, CT. The system is 188.65 kW and composed of 686 Hanwha QCell 275-watt panels with a SolarEdge Inverter System.

The PACEsetter Awards were created by the Connecticut Green Bank to acknowledge those who are advancing the green energy movement through the C-PACE program, and whose leadership establishes a “pace” for others in their field to follow. This is the third annual PACEsetter Awards ceremony.

“We are honored to be recognized as a PACEsetter,” said David Stout, Director of Commercial Business Development, Direct Energy Solar. “At Centrica Business Solutions, we care about our customers and communities, so we make it a priority to find affordable ways to accelerate the green energy movement while giving our customers more control over their energy.”

“Our ‘PACEsetters’ are the driving force behind the C-PACE program,” said Mackey Dykes, Vice President of Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Programs at the Connecticut Green Bank. “The Connecticut Green Bank is happy to recognize Direct Energy Solar as a PACEsetter and highlight their outstanding C-PACE project in Durham, Connecticut. Projects like these set an example for others to follow as the C-PACE program grows.”

C-PACE is an innovative program, administered by the Green Bank, which helps commercial, industrial, and non-profit property owners access affordable, long-term financing for meaningful energy upgrades to their buildings. C-PACE enables building owners to finance qualifying energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements through a voluntary assessment on their property tax bill. As the program grows, more Connecticut businesses achieve lower energy costs and increase their bottom-line. The Green Bank recently announced that they had closed their 200th C-PACE project.

The Connecticut Green Bank acknowledged contractors, building owners and other stakeholders across multiple categories. For a full list of the award recipients, visit: https://www.ctgreenbank.com/2017-pacesetter-awards/.

About Centrica Business Solutions: Centrica Business Solutions is part of Centrica plc – an international energy and services company dedicated to satisfying the changing needs of its customers. Centrica Business Solutions has been established to help customers gain competitive advantage from energy, building intelligent end-to-end energy solutions that power performance, and resilience. Through Centrica we also provide energy trading services, and supply energy through Direct Energy in North America, British Gas in the UK, and Bord Gàis Energy in Ireland. To learn more about Centrica Business Solutions, please visit: www.centricabusinesssolutions.com.