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Scituate Landfill Solar Project Online

Boston Globe

Today, the long awaited Scituate landfill solar project officially finished construction and began delivering electricity to the local grid.

Deadlines had to be pushed back but the project will now supply half of the Town's electricity needs. "Financing these projects is very difficult, but Brightfields and their energy partners have come through," said Al Bangert, Scituate's Director of Public Works.

Landfill Solar Project Producing Electricity

Patriot Ledger

Today marks the last of a week long testing period for the Scituate solar project on the town's capped landfill. The array finished construction earlier in September and has undergone performance verifications since. The trial testing that ended today is the final step before the project officially comes on line.

Landfill Solar Project Nears Completion

Boston Globe

Scituate town officials confirmed today that the solar project developed by Brightfields atop the closed landfill on Driftway avenue is nearly complete. The project is on schedule for commercial operation on or before November 1, 2013.

When the project is complete, Brightfields will introduce the solar energy curriculum they have been developing in conjunction wit the Scituate school system. As part of the education effort, Brightfields will host guided site tours with Scituate students later this fall.

Scituate Solar Project Underway

The Boston Globe

Set atop 15 acres of capped landfill, the Scituate solar array will meet half of the town's municipal load by year end. Once completed, the 3 MW project will catapult Scituate to the forefront of environmental progressivism: combined with the 1.5 MW wind turbine already in operation, Scituate will become the first town in Massachusetts to be 100% powered by clean, renewable electricity.

Brightfields Celebrates Groundbreaking for 3MW Array; Scituate to become First 100% Renewable Municipality in MA

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Brightfields Development, Main Street Power and Partners Announce Initiation of 3 MW Solar Array on Capped Landfill in Massachusetts

Scituate, MA – June 14, 2013 – Brightfields Development LLC, a leader in brownfield remediation and solar energy development, will host a groundbreaking ceremony with Main Street Power Company, Inc., an owner and operator of solar assets, and MS Solar Solutions Corp., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley, to celebrate the commencement of construction of the 3MW solar farm atop the Town of Scituate’s capped landfill. When completed, the solar project combined with the 1.5MW Scituate Wind Turbine project will make Scituate the first town in the Commonwealth to use 100% renewable energy to power all of the Town’s municipal facilities. The ceremony will be held on-site on June 18th 2013 at 10:30am.

Scituate Combines Solar and Wind to Achieve Historic Landmark

Scituate Mariner

By the fall of 2013, when the 3 MW landfill solar array reaches commercial operation, Scituate will become the first Municipality in the State of Massachusetts to receive 100% of its power from renewable energy resources.

“We didn’t set out to be first, we set out to do what is right, and that to be environmentally clean and responsible while saving the taxpayers money,” said Al Bangert, Director of the Scituate Department of Public Works (DPW). “With this project, and the wind turbine, all of our power will be produced without any carbon dioxide emissions,” he added.

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