IGS Solar Teams Up with Madison electric Works on 4.4 MW Solar Array

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Dublin, OH – Madison Electric Works (MEW) in Madison, Maine recently selected IGS Solar to install a solar energy generating facility at the Madison Area Business Park. The facility, with maximum capacity of up to 4.4 MW (enough to power about 880 homes) will be designed and installed by Advanced Solar Products and Cianbro. The project was originally developed by Clear Energy, which was then secured by IGS Solar through a public bid process.

MEW is a municipality-owned utility serving 2,500 residential, commercial, and industrial customers located in Madison and three neighboring towns. MEW contracted with IGS Solar, a turn-key commercial and residential solar provider, in an effort to help the utility integrate solar energy while helping to better control long-term energy costs for their customers. IGS Solar financed and will own and operate the system.

Once installed, the system of more than 13,000 panels will meet approximately 20% of MEW’s annual needs. “Our partnership with IGS Solar, Advanced Solar Products, Clear Energy, and Cianbro on this solar energy project will benefit local businesses and residents by helping us to continue providing them with competitive electric rates and peace of mind,” said Calvin Ames, General Manager of Madison Electric Works.

Using a third-party ownership structure, IGS Solar provides a simple Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) contract to help organizations avoid the financial strains often associated with solar energy solutions. This project is the first array IGS Solar will complete in Maine.

Patrick Smith, vice president of IGS Solar stated, “We are excited about the relationship we’ve formed with Madison Electric Works, and are glad to play a role in helping them control their energy costs with solar. We look forward to being a long-standing sustainability partner well into the future.”  

About IGS Solar

IGS Solar, a turn-key commercial and residential solar provider with over $100 million in solar assets under development, provides businesses, homes, 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 Madison Electric Works

Madison Electric Works is a department of the Town of Madison, serving electric customers in Madison, Starks, Anson and Norridgewock, as well as Madison Business Gateway and Backyard Farms.

About Advanced Solar Products

For 25 years, Advanced Solar Products (ASP) has led the way in solar energy design and construction using sustainable technologies. As one of the largest solar integrators on the East Coast, they have installed over 60 megawatts of ground and roof-mounted PV systems ranging in size from under 10 kilowatts to over 14 megawatts. ASP has been contracted for some of the highest profile solar projects in the region including the installation of “the largest privately-owned, net-metered solar system in the Western Hemisphere,” on the McGraw-Hill campus in East Windsor, NJ.

About Clear Energy

Founded in 2012, Clear Energy is a Maine based development firm that focuses on renewable energy and utility infrastructure projects in the Northeastern United States.

About Cianbro

Founded in 1949 by the Cianchette Brothers, Cianbro is now one of the United States’ largest, most diverse, successful, open shop, 100% employee-owned (30th largest in the United States) construction and construction services companies. Presently operating in more than 40 states, 12 markets, and employing over 4,000 team members, Cianbro manages and self-performs civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, fabrication, and coating.