U.S. electrical needs could be met if all the capped landfills and environmentally compromised lands known as brownfields nationwide were used as solar farms
Lowell, MA (PRWEB) April 26, 2011
In an effort that has been in the works for more than a year, Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative awarded an $85 million contact for installing 18.2 megawatts of solar power to American Capital Energy,http://www.AmericanCapitalEnergy.com, amidst competition from seven other vendors. The project, which will be financed by private investors, will reuse capped landfills and is expected to save towns $1.42 million in energy cost in the first year.
“U.S. electrical needs could be met if all the capped landfills and environmentally compromised lands known as brownfields nationwide were used as solar farms”, says Tom Hunton, President and CEO of American Capital Energy.
Founded in 2005, American Capital Energy is privately held and offers turnkey, custom design solutions that allow their clients to control the energy that they use. The company has installed more than 30 MW of photo (PV) solar in seven states, including some of the largest rooftop installations and most challenging brownfield installations in the country. ACE is also currently managing 20 percent of all utility scale arrays under construction in the United States for 2010.
American Capital Energy helps businesses adopt solar power as a viable cost savings solution. As a preferred vendor and partner, ACE is committed to delivering projects on time, on budget and exceeding power production estimates.
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