Ashland, MA – Aldon Electric, Inc., based in Weymouth, has completed electrical construction of the 5.8MW ground-mount solar array project on a 12-acre capped landfill, a Superfund site, located at 50 MBTA Access Road in Ashland.
The project team included GC, CS Energy of Edison, N.J.; EE, RLC Engineering of Hallowell, Maine; and owner Ashland Solar, LLC.
The utility scale solar project is comprised of the installation of 15,562 ballast-mounted PV modules manufactured by Boviet Solar USA, and 26 combiners that feed into three central solar inverters.
Aldon Electric’s project manager John Michael and foreman Tony Michael headed the project team, managing a crew of 57 IBEW Local 96, Local 223 and Local 103 electricians in the fast-tracked three-month project.
The NECA contractor began work in October 2019 and completed the renewable energy project in January 2020.
The capped landfill solar project required daily monitoring of ground disturbance by the Department of Environmental Protection.
The Ashland solar project went on the grid in January.