Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation, in cooperation with Main Street Power Company Inc., an owner and operator of solar assets, MS Solar Solutions Corp., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley, project developers Syncarpha Capital and Brightfields Development LLC along with the town of Scituate, Mass., celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony of a 3-MW solar system on June 18.
“The Town is very pleased to have this important project underway, and we look forward to the financial, educational and environmental benefits it brings to the residents of Scituate,” said Shawn Harris, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Scituate.
“We are excited to turn yet another landfill into an clean energy generation asset and productive financial holding for its owners and are pleased to have had the progressive support of the town and our business partners who made this project possible,” said Lori Ribeiro, Director of Business Development New England of Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. “Massachusetts has 328 capped landfills across the state and as a leader in landfill to solar conversions, Gehrlicher looks forward to working with our partners on future conversions.”
The Scituate solar array has a peak capacity of 3 MW and is comprised of 10,560 solar panels and five inverters which together with the 1.5 MW wind turbine project commissioned in March 2012, makes of Scituate, Mass., the first town in Commonwealth 100 percent powered by renewable energy.
In early 2013, Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. opened a regional office in Boston, MA, to support its rapidly expanding New England market. To date, Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. has completed 16 MW of projects in Massachusetts and has additional 62 MW under construction and development.
— Solar Builder magazine