IGS Solar Helps Steel Tank Manufacturer Mass Tank Generate Clean Power
Dublin, OH, January 5, 2016 – IGS Solar, LLC, a turn-key commercial and residential solar provider, recently partnered with Solect Energy, a full-service solar energy developer and installer based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to install a 457 kW solar energy system at Mass Tank, the largest steel tank manufacturer in New England.
Mass Tank entered into an agreement with IGS Solar and Solect. IGS Solar leases roof space from Mass Tank to host the array, own the system, and sell the solar electricity generated to the local municipal utility (Middleborough Gas & Electric) through a power purchase agreement (PPA). Solect will build, operate and maintain the solar array over 20 years.
Mass Tank initially considered clean energy solutions when they became one of the contracted manufacturers for the Cape Wind project, a large offshore wind farm located in Federal waters off the coast of Cape Cod. “It was through this engagement that we learned how important wind, solar and hydropower are to our future. From that point on we decided as a business to commit to helping energy issues in any way that we could,” said Carl Horstmann, president of Mass Tank.
“With successful collaboration and careful planning, we’re glad to bring solar energy to Mass Tank and help them generate electricity sustainably,” said Patrick Smith, vice president of 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 IGSsolarpower.com. Connect with IGS Solar at linkedin.com/company/igs-solar.
About Mass Tank
Mass Tank is the largest steel tank manufacturer in New England. Mass Tank not only manufacturers above and below ground tanks for the petroleum, water, pharmaceutical, confectionary industries with ASME, UL, AWWA and API certifications but also has an inspection company that performs third party inspections for tanks, vessels and piping. Mass Tank combines their ninety-year fabrication experience with their certified inspection staff to deliver solutions for any tank projects.
About Solect Energy Development
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. We partner closely with our customers, providing strong financial insight and solar technology expertise to optimize their 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 http://www.solect.com or follow us on Twitter at @SolectSolar.