Solar array will supply enough energy to power 700 homes.
MINNEAPOLIS — tenK Energy, Integrys Solar, LLC and groSolar today announced the completion of a 4.5 megawatt (MW) DC solar power project in Templeton, Massachusetts.
The ground-mounted installation was developed by tenK Energy and sold to Integrys Solar, LLC. groSolar designed and built the project. The solar farm uses the high energy density tenKsolar® DUO system, which provides nearly 40% more energy per unit area, as well as conventional photovoltaic solar modules. They will supply enough energy to power about 700 homes.
Templeton Municipal Light Water Plant (TMLWP) is purchasing the power generated from the project under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
Jack Levi, managing partner at tenK Energy stresses the value of solar for this community and credits John Driscoll at TMLWP and the Town of Templeton as the key to the success to bring this project on line.
"Achieving commercial operation of our largest solar photovoltaic project in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is a key milestone for our company," said Joel Jansen, Vice President of Integrys Solar, LLC. "Integrys Solar would like to thank the Town of Templeton for their support of solar energy, and our engineering, procurement, and construction partner, groSolar, for bringing this project to completion both safely and on-time."
"groSolar greatly appreciated the partnership approach that carried through the, development, engineering and construction processes for this project," stated groSolar's CEO, Jamie Resor. "All of the partners worked together through the challenges and towards a successful project that will provide a reliable source of solar energy for the Templeton community."
About tenK Energy
tenK Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of tenKsolar, is a developer of solar PV power plants utilizing tenKsolar's high efficiency and highly reliable photovoltaic solutions based on its proprietary RAIS technology. tenK Energy has an experienced team that has successfully developed renewable energy projects in the U.S. since 2003. tenK Energy is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
About Integrys Solar, LLC
Integrys Solar, LLC is a holding company that develops, manages construction, finances, owns, and manages the operation of customer centric distributed solar generation projects. The company owns and operates non-residential projects in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, as well as residential projects in California and Hawaii. Integrys Solar, LLC is a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, a Fortune® 1,000 company with a 150-year heritage. More information about Integrys Solar, LLC is available online at www.integrysgroup.com
For over 15 years, groSolar has consistently been one of the nation's leading solar firms providing the high quality and innovative solutions. Our firm has developed, engineered, supplied, and constructed over 200 MW of projects from coast to coast for commercial and utility customers on sites such as brownfields, landfills, sensitive agriculture lands, and manufacturing facilities. Global Resource Options, Inc. (dba, groSolar) is a privately owned company founded in 1998 and has corporate offices in Vermont and Maryland.