Billerica, MA – Interstate Electrical Services Corporation has completed the installation of seven photovoltaic solar arrays on sites across New England, the largest of which occupies the former Shaffer Landfill in the town of Billerica. The other ground mount arrays are located in Whatley, Hadley, Hubbardston, and Winchendon.
A roof-top array was installed at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., and the most recent, a smaller 48KW array in Burrillville, R.I.
The Shaffer Landfill installation blankets the 63-acre, capped, superfund site with nearly 20,000 solar panels, racking, inverters, and various electrical components, transforming a previous landfill into a community asset that on a sunny day generates nearly 6.0 megawatts of clean, renewable energy.
Interstate began construction of this fast-track project in February 2014, and in spite of the significant challenges of this past winter’s weather, lack of site accessibility, environmental conditions, and site restrictions, completed the project in 92 days.
The general contractor for this project was the Conti Group, headquartered in Edison, N.J.
Interstate received an Excellence in Construction Award by the Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors for this project.