Solect Partners with Two MetroWest Businesses to Help Slash Energy Costs with Solar

Published October 20, 2011

Solect Partners with Two MetroWest Businesses to Help Slash Energy Costs with Solar

DATE PUBLISHED: October 20, 2011

Businesses in Milford, Mendon, help ‘green’ their operations

HOPKINTON, MA – Solect Energy Development, LLC, has partnered with two businesses in the MetroWest Boston area on the deployment of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems totaling 235 KW. The systems will significantly offset electricity solar costs at both sites.

Hillview Equipment, headquartered in Milford, MA, rents, sells and repairs large construction equipment. Hillview will install a 135 KW system and use 100 percent of the electricity generated to power their operations and “green” their building. The system will offset more than 80 percent of the electricity needed to run the lighting, compressors, lifts, and other equipment used in the company’s repair center and sales/rental operations.

28 Hasting Street Corp. is a campus of buildings and offices in Mendon, MA. A 100 KW solar PV system will be installed, and the owner will use net metering to offset 100 percent of his electrical common costs at the location and various other properties across the campus. Net metering allows electricity generated in excess of what is needed at one site to be credited for use at another site.

“The electricity costs of powering small to mid-size businesses can be daunting,” said James Dumas, principal at Solect. “Solar renewable energy can help reduce costs or even offset 100% of a business’ annual electricity bill. The owners of 28 Hasting Street and Hillview Equipment recognized the cost savings potential and were able take advantage of attractive state and federal tax incentives available for solar. They also get the ‘green’ benefits of choosing solar.”