Washington Gas Energy Systems Unveils Solar Array in Marshfield, Massachusetts
Company Now Owns and Operates 15 MW at Six Systems Throughout State
MARSHFIELD, Mass. & MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The town of Marshfield, Mass. will unveil its 4-megawatt (MW) solar
array in a ribbon cutting ceremony today with representatives from Washington
Gas Energy Systems, Inc., AMSOLAR,
Energy and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
The ground-mounted solar array is built on a capped landfill and
consists of 13,518 panels covering 13 acres of land. Washington Gas
Energy Systems will own and operate the array under a 20-year power
"The Marshfield Board of Selectmen are very proud of this partnership,
and have worked intimately at every stage of the process, including with
the Town Meeting voters," said Steve Robbins, chair of the Marshfield
Board of Selectman. "The project was supported overwhelmingly at the
Town meeting and will provide great financial opportunities for the
With the completion of the Marshfield solar array, Washington Gas Energy
Systems now owns and operates six projects in Massachusetts, including a
434-kilowatt system in Brookfield, a 3,802-kilowatt system in
Bellingham, a 3,600-kilowatt system in Southbridge, a 2,400-kilowatt
system in Orange and a 1,200-kilowatt system in Maynard. The Marshfield
array was developed by AMSOLAR
and engineered and built by SunDurance
Energy. No Fossil Fuel was the original developer of the project.
"Investing in solar energy throughout Massachusetts is a key strategy
for Washington Gas Energy Systems, and Marshfield is the latest of six
projects we have completed in the state," said Sanjiv Mahan, vice
president of business development for Washington Gas Energy Systems. "We
will continue to invest in clean and renewable energy assets to support
states like Massachusetts in achieving their long-term energy goals."
The system is expected to produce more than 5,000,000-kilowatt hours of
clean energy each year, which is equivalent to the total annual
electrical usage of approximately 485 average single-family homes. The
array will help power Marshfield municipal buildings and schools.
"AMSOLAR is thrilled to have helped put the team together that delivered
this project for the town of Marshfield," said Chris Hunter, senior vice
president of AMSOLAR. "The project is a testament to the town's
commitment to renewable energy and cements Marshfield as a forward
thinking leader on sustainability issues."
The solar array is located at 120 Clay Pit Road in Marshfield.
"This is SunDurance Energy's second successful solar landfill project,
extending the legacy of our parent company, The Conti Group, in closing
over 50 landfills and superfund sites as a pioneer in environmental
remediation," said Al Bucknam, chief executive officer of SunDurance
Energy. "Landfills like Marshfield have sat dormant for years and it's
gratifying to return unusable space to the productive purpose of clean
energy production. We hope that this solar landfill accomplishment leads
to many similar projects in the coming years in Massachusetts."
"We are thrilled to see a fully operational solar farm ready to start
generating revenue for the town of Marshfield," said Mary O'Donnell,
owner of No Fossil Fuel. "This really was a community-wide effort, and
could not have been completed without the perseverance and vision of the
employees, board members, volunteers and citizens of the town Marshfield
as well as the teams at AMSOLAR, SunDurance and Washington Gas Energy
About Town of Marshfield, Mass.:
The Town of Marshfield is located in Southeastern Massachusetts in
Plymouth County. A coastal community 30 miles from Boston, Marshfield
has a yearly population of about 25,000 people which grows to about
40,000 in the summer months. Marshfield is 31.70 square miles in area,
and contains 28.50 square miles of land and 3.25 square miles of water.
The town has a traditional New England government structure with a
three-member board of selectmen, an administrator and an open town
meeting. The community takes pride in the education it offers its young
people, in its sports programs and in its unique environmental beauty
both on the coast and inland.
About Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc.:
Gas Energy Systems, Inc., an affiliate of Washington Gas Light
Company and a subsidiary of WGL Holdings (NYSE: WGL),
design-builds and owns custom energy solutions that deliver financial,
operational and carbon reduction results for non-residential customers
across the United States. Washington Gas Energy Systems is focused on
federal energy efficiency projects and commercial distributed generation
assets including solar. For more information on how Washington Gas
Energy Systems can make solar power a reality for you, contact Nate
Greenberg, 703.333.3929, or email email@example.com.
For further information about Washington Gas Energy Systems, please
AMSOLAR is a leading developer of solar energy solutions for school
districts, corporations, and municipalities nationwide. Founded in the
United States in 2008, our three managing partners brought a successful
20-year track record of developing commercial and utility solar energy
systems throughout the United States and Europe. Together with our
parent company, Solen AG, we have installed over 3,000 facilities
worldwide. AMSOLAR brings together best in class finance, development,
engineering and installation capabilities. For more information on
AMSOLAR, contact Jared Quient at 760-480-7460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About SunDurance Energy:
SunDurance Energy, LLC is a solar energy company that develops, designs,
builds and operates megawatt-scale solar power solutions for government
and private clients in distributed generation and grid-feed power
applications. SunDurance offers full in-house design and project
execution capabilities, rigorous value engineering processes,
significant bonding capacity, and deep design/build experience.
SunDurance is part of The Conti Group, a century-old, nationwide leader
in infrastructure development, engineering and construction, power,
water, environmental remediation and homeland security. In 2011,
SunDurance was ranked #38 on Inc. Magazine's list of the 500
fastest-growing private companies in America and #3 in the Energy
sector. For more information see www.SunDuranceEnergy.com.
About No Fossil Fuel:
No Fossil Fuel owns and operates the 6MW wind farm in Kingston, MA, and
develops renewable energy facilities. The company is owned by Mary
O'Donnell and includes a development team of Jack Yunits and Michael
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