Peck Electric Co., a Vermont-based commercial solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, completed seven Vermont solar projects in the fourth quarter of 2018, ranging from a 7 MW utility-scale facility to a 20.6 kW rooftop array.
The projects are as follows:
- A nearly 7 MW ground-mount array off of South Main St. in St. Albans. Peck was the EPC contractor for Cypress Creek Renewables. This project started to produce energy in late 2018 for Green Mountain Power.
- A 745.2 kW solar array for Encore Renewable Energy at the Long View Forest headquarters in Hartland. The array now lies on top of a property that was once a sawmill and lumber treatment facility. The solar project is expected to produce approximately 900,000 kWh per year, enough to power approximately 125 homes annually. The project is generating energy and financial savings for Mascoma Bank, as well as the Montshire Museum of Science. Together, Mascoma and the Montshire Museum of Science will realize approximately $700,000 of savings on their electricity bills over 25 years.
- A 745 kW solar project in Rockingham as the EPC contractor for Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure. Peck was responsible for the project’s design, installation, and operations and maintenance. The solar array generates enough electricity to power approximately 150 homes annually in Vermont.
- A 198.2 kW ballasted solar array on the roof of the UVM Medical Center on Holly Court in Williston. Peck served as the subcontractor on the project for Encore Renewable Energy. The project began generating electricity in December 2018 and provides enough of the building’s electricity to enable UVM Medical Center to receive net metering credits at a discount and a new stream of lease revenue from the roof.
- A 160 kW solar carport, the largest to date in Vermont. The system was installed for the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, a science and nature museum. The solar canopy creates a significant portion of the electricity needs for the 34,500-square foot facility. Peck served as the subcontractor of the project for Encore Renewable Energy.
- A nearly 300 kW solar system on the roof of the Essex Outlets in Essex. Peck served as the subcontractor for Encore Renewable Energy.
- A 20.6 kW solar array on top of Brickliners Custom Masonry & Chimney Services in Burlington, powering a significant portion of the building’s electricity. Peck has entered into a second agreement to install another 20.6 kW solar array later this year.
“2018 was a pivotal year for Peck Electric as we continued to deploy our proven business model to efficiently and economically deliver solar project design, installation, and operations and maintenance services to a range of solar energy customers,” states Jeff Peck, CEO of Peck Electric.
“We have historically operated exclusively in Vermont, which is one of the most attractive states for investment in solar arrays,” Peck continues. “By leveraging our existing infrastructure and labor relationships with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, we believe that Peck is uniquely positioned to expand into additional solar markets in the Northeast, including Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island and New York, as well as other attractive U.S. regions, with limited investment in additional infrastructure or capital equipment.”