Gloria Spire Solar LLC, a joint venture company formed by Spire Corp. and Gloria Solar Co. Ltd., has won a contract to design and install a 308 kW photovoltaic solar electric system at The Lee Company's manufacturing facility in Westbrook, Conn. This is the largest solar electric system to be installed for a manufacturing company in Connecticut and one of the largest in New England.
The system, consisting of 1,760 PV panels on the roof of the newly constructed facility, is approximately half the size of a football field, covering nearly 29,000 square feet of roof space. At peak power, the system will generate enough electricity to provide 17% of the manufacturing facility's power consumption.
‘Gloria Spire Solar is unique in its ability to not only manage the entire design and installation process, but to work directly with government agencies and utilities to ensure a smooth approval process, as well as maximizing available grants, rebates and other solar incentives,’ says Mark Goodreau, CEO of Gloria Spire Solar.