The full-service solar installer has now completed 330 projects for businesses throughout New England that help control energy costs and benefit the environment
Hopkinton, MA – February 7, 2017 – Solect Energy, the state’s leading commercial developer and installer of solar energy systems, today announced that the company achieved a record-breaking year in 2016, completing 115 sites and installing more than 26 megawatts (MW) in total solar output. In 2015, the company celebrated hitting its 20th MW of installations over five years of service, and in 2016 it surpassed that milestone installing 26.3 MW in a single year.
Solect’s 57 MW of commercial-scale solar installations makes it the Bay State’s leading commercial-scale solar provider.
“Matching and then exceeding our previous five year 20 megawatt milestone in just one year is very exciting for us,” said Ken Driscoll, Founder and CEO of Solect. “This is yet another exciting achievement, not only for Solect, but also for the hundreds of commercial businesses, schools and municipalities that are benefiting from solar energy and helping to shape Massachusetts’ future in renewable energy.”
This year, Solect also launched its Solar Service program, which offers a comprehensive suite of operations & maintenance (O&M) and warranty services including scheduled and preventative maintenance, production monitoring and reporting, net metering support, and SREC management. The company currently maintains over 67 MW of commercial-scale installations in New England through its services division.
Since the company’s inception in 2009, Solect Energy has grown from a three-person operation to having a core staff of 60 people today, while providing jobs for another 200 plus installers and contractors throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
The company’s market growth and expansion is significant given regulatory issues that have frequently injected uncertainty into the market, often stalling or slowing down key projects.
In addition, Solect’s success in the Massachusetts market enabled the company to expand into the neighboring states of Rhode Island and Connecticut offering commercial, industrial, institutional and municipal customers smart solar and energy management solutions. The company’s venture into new solar markets demonstrates Solect’s increasing momentum in the region.
“Solect has delivered significant cost savings and stability to hundreds of businesses and organizations in the Commonwealth, and we’re eager to provide our expertise in the commercial solar market for clients in Rhode Island and Connecticut moving forward,” added Driscoll.
In 2016, Solect Energy was named to an annual and well-recognized list of North America’s top solar contractors, achieving an overall national rank of 92 out of 500 solar companies and ranking #1 on the list for commercial-scale engineering, procurement & construction solar companies in Massachusetts.