Town Of Coventry, RI
The Town of Coventry is at the forefront in exploring sustainability solutions, and was looking to begin their commitment to the technology.
The town initially didn’t have the money to purchase the system outright, which led to them investigating other options. Thanks to a grant application and a PPA structure for the deal they were able to follow through with the project.
The project received a grant from the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which made the project financial feasible.
33% reduction of electricity costs
The system has been able to impact approximately one-third of the building’s energy costs, without the town having to commit any capital to the project.
Fourstar Connections is a contract manufacturing firm based in Hudson, MA. Fourstar Connections was founded in 1986 as a cable assembly shop, but over the years grew in volume and added more capabilities to the product mix.
Fourstar had always been interested in increasing its green initiatives and established a committee to investigate ways to reduce its footprint through recycling and solar PV solutions. However, Fourstar needed the system to be turned on in calendar year 2014 to reap maximum tax benefits.
Fourstar partnered with Solect Energy, and realized they could move quickly in their solar installation process, completing construction and turning on the system in time to meet their deadlines.
Fourstar Connections enjoys electricity cost savings through their solar system. Additionally, the company is also able to take advantage of state and federal tax incentives, including SRECs.
Hopping Brook Solar Field
Marina Energy is in the business of designing, financing, building and operating energy-related projects. Marina Energy’s specialties include combined heat and power (CHP), thermal production facilities and solar energy projects.
Looking to expand the energy options for residents in the area, Solect and Marina partnered to install the community solar project.
Funded in part by investor Marina Energy, the field is split into two subsections; one owned by Solect, which powers community members in South East Massachusetts; and one owned by Marina Energy, which provides electricity to various municipal off-takers in the town of Hopkinton, including the school, fire station, and town hall.
30% reduction of electricity costs
The Hopping Brook solar field has 343 kW of solar capacity- that means it produces enough electricity to offset the CO2 emissions for 318,706 pounds of coal each year! Residents in the area who opted to receive power from the array, are spending 30% less on power than before, while getting it from an environmentally sustainable source.