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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.

Capped Landfill Solar Project Underway

Solar Builder

Construction of the Scituate Landfill Solar Project began in April 2013. The site is one of a handful of the 328 capped landfills in Massachusetts that will be repurposed as a solar energy facility. The project will be built using 10,560 solar modules provided by Canadian Solar, multiple inverters from Advanced Energy, racking from Schletter and concrete ballast blocks from a local contractor.

Construction Begins for 3MW Scituate Array

The Patriot Ledger

10,500 polysilicon panels will soon be transforming sunlight into electricity for the Town of Scituate. Construction is underway on a 3 MW solar PV array that will turn the Town’s dormant landfill into a source of clean, renewable power for the next 20 years. The output from the project will power half of the town’s electricity needs while saving approximately $200,000 in energy costs every year, according to Al Bangert, Scituate’s director of public works.

2013 EPA Brownfields Conference: Atlanta, GA

US EPA

Join us for the annual National Brownfields Conference hosted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Atlanta, GA. Brightfields will be presenting on a panel that discusses the intricacies of financing energy projects on formerly contaminated properties. The three day event will feature over 120 different educational and training sessions with plenty of opportunities to network with a broad range of stakeholders ar the forefront of the brownfields redevelopment space.

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