Pro-Tech Energy Solutions recently completed a 1.7 MW solar installation on the capped Sullivan’s Ledge landfill in New Bedford, Mass. At the 2015 PV America East Conference held in Boston this month, Pro-Tech, which served as the EPC provider, received the 2015 PV Project of Distinction Award, along with project partners BlueWave Capital and SunEdison.
Presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association, the PV Project of Distinction Award recognizes major achievements in the solar industry in the Northeastern United States. Pro-Tech’s award-winning project, the Sullivan’s Ledge landfill, is a 12 acre, city-owned landfill. It is the first solar installation to be completed on a remediated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund site. According to BlueWave Capital, the solar developer of the project, the Sullivan’s Ledge project’s economic and environmental benefits will save the city of New Bedford more than $3 million over a 20-year contract, while generating carbon reductions equivalent to taking 352 cars off the road.
“We are delighted to be part of the team that received this year’s PV Project of Distinction Award. It’s an honor to partner with industry leading companies like BlueWave and SunEdison to create a first of its kind project like Sullivan’s Ledge. This project turns an otherwise unusable piece of ground into a site that will provide clean, renewable energy and significant cost savings to the city of New Bedford,” said Guy Winters, Chief Operating Officer of Pro-Tech Energy Solutions.
The New Bedford project is part of a series of recent Pro-Tech successes that includes the installation of solar power plants totaling approximately 60 MW over the past 12 months, including approximately 40 MW in Massachusetts alone.
In addition to this most recent honor, Pro-Tech was the EPC firm of record for the The Union County Solar Initiative in Union County, N.J. in 2013, which also received the PV Project of Distinction Award, and for Brooklyn Whole Foods Market with partners SunEdison and Solaire Generation, which was awarded both the Intersolar Award for Projects in North America and the SPG Award for the Best US Solar Project in 2013.