Gaston Electrical Co. Inc., an electrical contracting company serving the commercial, institutional and retail markets in New England, has added a 175.8 kW rooftop solar system at its headquarters in Norwood, Mass.
The company partnered with solar installer Solect Energy, and the project, consisting of 676 solar panels, will advance Gaston’s ongoing initiative to increase its sustainable practices and make a positive environmental impact in the area.
“As a prominent electrical contractor working on some of the largest development projects in the Boston area, we understand the importance of clean energy for the environment and for tenants and property owners seeking to occupy or operate more efficient buildings,” says Bill Weber Jr., principal at Gaston Electrical. “Our headquarters in Norwood features a large, flat roof, which presented an untapped resource and perfect opportunity for a solar system.”
Brian Herr, vice president of sales at Solect, adds, “Not only is the system a cost-effective choice for Gaston, it represents a big step forward toward their goal of being one of the greenest companies in the area.”
Since completion of the installation in March, Gaston says it has already produced more than 92,000 kWh of solar energy on its 22,000 square-foot roof. The company expects to see significant savings on electricity costs in its first year of production.