REC Solar, Integrated Solar to build Vermont project

REC Solar and Integrated Solar, a Vermont renewable energy company, announced Dec. 19 that they have been selected to build a 2.5-MW (DC) solar array in Brattleboro, Vermont.

The system will be owned and operated by Winstanley Enterprises, a New England property owner. The project is a key part of Vermont’s initiative to reach 55% renewable energy by 2017.

“REC Solar’s national footprint and 16 years of commercial solar experience, combined with Integrated Solar’s local expertise, made them ideal partners to develop this system. By bringing together these two companies, we’re on track to break ground on the Brattleboro array this spring,” said Adam Winstanley.

REC Solar will serve as the lead contractor on the project, while Integrated Solar will install the system. When the 8,300-panel array is complete, it will be one of the largest solar energy projects in Vermont.

“This system will provide enough power to bring clean electricity to meet nine percent of Brattleboro’s annual energy needs – 40 percent during peak hours – while fueling local construction jobs,” said Andy Cay, president and owner of Integrated Solar.

Under a Vermont program, all of the renewable energy produced by the system will be purchased through a feed-in tariff. The so-called SPEED program was created to help Vermont reach its renewable energy goals, which require that utilities purchase 55% of their electricity portfolio from renewable energy by 2017, and 75% by 2032.

REC Solar, a subsidiary of Mainstream Energy, specializes in residential, business, government and utility projects, offering a local presence in all major solar markets in the U.S.

Integrated Solar Applications was founded in Brattleboro in 1975 and has designed and installed renewable energy systems for over 38 years.

Founded in 1990, Winstanley Enterprises is a vertically integrated commercial real estate developer and investor, operating primarily throughout the Northeast United States.

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