C Solar, a Connecticut-based provider of renewable energy solutions, has been hired to design and install two photovoltaic systems at South Kent School.

"Schools can see a real benefit from generating solar power almost immediately," said Glenn Cucinell, president of C Solar LLC.

"The systems, which will be on the roofs of an athletic building and one of the residential buildings, will provide a large share of the electricity used by those buildings," he said.

C Solar has designed a system that will include 80 solar panels between the two buildings.

Both arrays will be grid-tied and net-metered to provide power directly to the buildings on which they are mounted.

The system will generate approximately 20,273 kWH annually.

The panels are American-made and will be owned and operated by Star Power, LLC of Southport through a Power Purchase Agreement with South Kent School once construction is complete.

The system is expected to be online by Thanksgiving.