Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Award of Largest-Ever State Contract for Installation of Solar Power

Edith Shi | Feb 05, 2010

Contracts for over 4 megawatts of federal stimulus-funded solar power at water and wastewater treatment plants go to team of North Andover and Taunton firms

NORTH ANDOVER – Friday, February 5, 2010 – As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Massachusetts Recovery Plan, Governor Deval Patrick today announced the award of federal stimulus-funded contracts to install 4.1 megawatts (MW) of solar energy at 12 public water and wastewater treatment facilities throughout the Commonwealth. These projects will help to reduce energy bills and greenhouse gas impacts while creating jobs and growing the state's solar industry. The 12 contracts represent the state's largest-ever award for solar installation at public facilities.

Worth approximately $20 million in ARRA funding, the projects announced today are expected to be complete between June 2010 and July 2011. They include municipal and regional facilities in Ashland, Hyannis, Chelmsford, Easton, Fairhaven, Falmouth, Holden, Marlborough, Blackstone/Millbury, East Freetown, Pittsfield and Townsend.

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