Dublin, OH, March 1, 2017 – IGS Solar, a turn-key commercial and residential solar provider, together with Melink Solar, Inc., a global provider of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions, recently completed construction of a 1 MW ground-mounted solar array in Rochester, Massachusetts. Half of the renewable energy benefits businesses and residents in southeastern Massachusetts, with the remaining to be used by Latham Centers, Inc.’s residential treatment school facilities located in and around Brewster, serving children ages 8-22 with special needs 365 days-per-year.
Anne McManus, president of Latham Centers, said, “As a result of this project, Latham Centers is not only positioned to save on our long-term electricity costs, but we are also doing our part to continue being a strong role model to our students, staff members, and residents. By participating in a renewable energy future using solar, we’re excited to achieve both of these goals.”
Latham Centers, Inc.’s residential treatment school facilities located in and around Brewster, serving children ages 8-22 with special needs 365 days-per-year, is the anchor off-taker of the array.
The solar array was constructed off Snipatuit Road in Rochester. Latham Centers is the anchor off-taker of the array, which was developed as a community solar farm as part of the SREC II program.
Patrick Smith, vice president of IGS Solar, said, “We are excited about the relationships we’ve formed with Latham Centers and the participating businesses and residents in southeastern Massachusetts. We look forward to being a long-standing sustainability partner well into the future.” This is the second community solar farm financed, owned, and operated by IGS Solar, with the first located in nearby Bourne.
About IGS Solar
IGS Solar, a turn-key commercial and residential solar provider with significant 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.
Melink Corporation is a global provider of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for the commercial building industry, with four business offerings: HVAC Testing & Balancing, Intelli-Hood® Kitchen Ventilation Controls, Solar PV Development and Geothermal HVAC. For 30 years, the Cincinnati-based company has been helping organizations save energy, increase profits and make the world a more sustainable place. Melink’s corporate headquarters is LEED Platinum and Net-Zero Energy, and its vehicle fleet consists of all hybrid and electric cars. To learn more about Melink Corporation, visit Melinkcorp.com or call 513.685.0958.
About Latham Centers
Latham Centers is a nationally accredited residential treatment program providing therapeutic, educational, recreational and vocational services to children and adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and other complex special needs.
Founded in 1970, in Brewster, MA, Latham Centers, Inc., operates a residential treatment school, 24/7, 365 days-per-year, for special needs children, ranging in age from 8-to 22-years-old, who have complex multiple diagnoses involving: Intellectual and cognitive disabilities, developmental delays, behavioral and emotional disorders, and mental illnesses.