The solar panels are projected to produce 101,020 kWh of clean energy each year for the food waste-to-electricity plant.

The solar panel installation represents two of the three parts necessary to create a microgrid.

Southington's Quantum Biopower, which last year launched Connecticut's first-ever anaerobic digestion facility in town, has installed a rooftop solar array it says will reduce its headquarters' electricity demand and save money.