Greenskies Array to Power Bay State Treatment Plant
Press Release | Medfield, MA
May 9, 2016
Greenskies Renewable Energy has completed construction of a 237-kilowatt municipal solar project in Medfield, Mass., the company’s first municipal project in the Bay State.
The ground-mounted system is situated on a 1.4-acre site adjacent to the town’s municipal waste treatment facility, said Christopher McCarthy, a business development project manager at Greenskies. The system will produce 307,000 kilowatt hours of clean electric energy per year, which will offset about 40 percent of the treatment plant’s annual power consumption, McCarthy said.
“Greenskies has been a true partner in developing this project which will save Medfield taxpayers over $41,000 a year in utility costs,” said Andrew Seaman, Medfield’s energy & facilities manager.
Construction of the array, which consists of 720 photovoltaic solar panels, was completed in late April. The town held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site on April 28.
Under the agreement between Greenskies and the town, Greenskies engineered and constructed the new solar array while Medfield, a town of about 12,000 residents 20 miles southwest of Boston, will own the project.
Greenskies is an eight-year-old company that designs, builds and maintains solar photovoltaic systems for commercial and industrial clients, municipalities and government agencies, educational institutions and utilities throughout the United States. Solar installations designed and built by Greenskies have now produced more than 105 million kilowatt hours of clean electric power.