New Array Financed by IGS Solar Allows Cotting School to Invest Savings in Students

    Cotting School Rooftop Solar Panels

    Dublin, OH, April 14, 2016 – IGS Solar announced that Lexington, MA-based Cotting School’s solar energy system is now in operation and producing power for the school. More than 1350 panels have been installed at the campus.

    Cotting School is one of America’s premier schools for students with complex disabilities. With a continued commitment to using their resources efficiently, the school contracted with IGS Solar, a turn-key commercial and residential solar provider, to help control their facility’s long-term energy costs. IGS Solar financed, owns, and operates the system (364 kW total size), which is designed to meet 62% of Cotting School’s annual power needs. Solect Energy was responsible for installation and will manage ongoing maintenance of the system.

    David Manzo, president of Cotting School said, “This agreement with IGS Solar allows us to invest the money saved on energy costs into what matters most – our students and their education.”

    Cotting School was founded in 1893 by orthopedic surgeons at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, Dr. Edward H. Bradford and Dr. Augustus Thorndike. They started the school to provide students with physical disabilities a comprehensive educational experience. Today, the school serves 120 students daily, ages 3 to 22.

    Patrick Smith, vice president of IGS Solar stated, “We are excited about the relationship we’ve formed with the Cotting School, and look forward to being a long-standing sustainability partner well into the future.” Cotting School joins several other private K-12 facilities located throughout the Northeast that have recently signed on to receive capital-free solar energy solutions from IGS Solar.  

    About IGS Solar

    IGS Solar, a turn-key commercial and residential solar provider with nearly 25 megawatts under development, provides homes, businesses, and communities with an opportunity to participate in creating a sustainable energy future with no upfront investment. As an affiliate of IGS Energy, IGS Solar is dedicated to delivering innovative solar energy solutions. For more information, call (866) 801-9928 or visit Connect with IGS Solar at

    About Cotting School

    Cotting School, serving students 3 to 22, is a leader in providing comprehensive and ground-breaking educational and therapeutic services to children and young adults with a broad spectrum of learning and communication disabilities, physical challenges and complex medical conditions at its Lexington, Massachusetts campus, as well as nationally through its outreach services.

    About Solect Energy

    Solect is a full-service solar photovoltaic (PV) project developer and installer based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, delivering smart solar and energy management solutions to help businesses and organizations reduce energy costs. As an industry leader in commercial-scale solar energy, Solect takes a practical approach to the development, installation and on-going support of each system. The company partners closely with customers, providing strong financial insight and solar technology expertise to optimize investment while creating a positive impact on the environment. Solect currently has installed over 32 MW (megawatts) of commercial PV systems, with a primary focus on commercial, light industrial and institutional properties in New England. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter at @SolectSolar.