Star Island Corp. has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) from qualified firms to be considered for the design, construction and operation of a PV array at its facility on Star Island, Isles of Shoals, N.H.
The nonprofit organization says it is seeking candidates to design, acquire approvals for, finance, construct and maintain an array ranging from 125 kW to 200 kW in output. The project will include battery storage for backup generation, as well as energy efficiency audits and improvements to be made prior to the PV array's installation. Star Island will buy the power produced under a power purchase agreement lasting at least 15 years.
Star Island, which is not electrically connected to the mainland, currently produces its electricity using diesel generators. The organization says it is aiming to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and improve its environmental footprint.
Responses to the RFQ are due Aug. 24 and should be addressed to Jack Farrell, facilities superintendent, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Star Island aims to execute a final solar project contract by Jan. 1, 2013.