Solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Conti Solar has been contracted to provide full turnkey EPC services for the Gold Meadow Farms solar project in Rhode Island, US.
Developed by Southern Sky Renewable Energy, Gold Meadow Farms solar project is spread across 100 acres of rugged, rocky terrain and will be equipped with nearly 53,000 solar panels and 130 string inverters.
Southern Sky vice-president Lindsay McGovern said: “Conti Solar has collaborated with our team to rapidly resolve any challenges we face. They are resourceful and responsive. This type of reliability is an important trait for an EPC provider.”
Conti Solar chief commercial officer Eric Millard added: “Southern Sky’s regional knowledge and experience is critical to the success of challenging solar installations. We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with a developer who is focused on executing projects the right way, the first time.”
The company noted that its 21.3MW solar project will have the capacity to generate clean solar energy for the City of Providence, while reducing energy costs and contribute to the state’s clean energy portfolio once operational.
In addition to the creation of new employment opportunities in the region, the project is expected to generate tens of thousands of dollars in revenue into the communities, through local businesses and taxes.
The Gold Meadow Farms solar project is expected to be completed by early next year.