Solar + Recycling = Energy Win in Massachusetts

1819

Beaumont Solar announces it will design, design, engineer, and install a 1 MW rooftop solar system for Zero Waste Solutions, a recycling facility in Rochester, Massachusetts.

What could go together better than recycling and solar?

We love seeing more businesses go solar to save money. And it was particularly fitting to hear about a recycling facility adding solar to its roof.

 

New England solar provider Beaumont Solar announced this week that it has been selected to design, engineer, and install a 1 MW rooftop solar system for Zero Waste Solutions, a recycling facility in Rochester, Massachusetts. The 90,000-square-foot building, which broke ground in December of last year, will host approximately 3300 solar panels. Power production from the array is estimated at 1,100,000 kW-hours per year, which will provide nearly all the electricity required at the facility.

 

“I am pleased to have Beaumont Solar selected as the solar solutions provider for this project with Zero Waste Solutions,” said Beaumont Solar President and CEO Phil Cavallo in a press release. “The two companies are totally aligned to provide clean energy, zero waste and green jobs for Rochester and the surrounding towns.”

 

The Zero Waste Solutions facility will also produce another kind of energy. The facility will convert municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, single-stream recyclables, electronic products, and more into fuel briquettes that are similar to coal but burn much cleaner.

 

“As a business citizen and resident of Southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape, we are totally focused on the push for zero waste,” said Zero Waste Solutions President Mike Camara, who also owns sister companies New Bedford Waste Services and ABC Disposal Services. “We know that 90 percent of discarded material in solid waste may be recycled. This new facility is designed to filter that out and repurpose it for much-needed clean energy. I have visited processing plants in Europe and across the U.S. and nobody has what we are building here.

 

“Incorporating solar technology into the operation of the building has been a goal all along,” he continued, “and our partnership with Beaumont Solar will ensure that it is done right and yields the best output possible. We are very excited to be working together to make all of the communities we serve more sustainable for years to come.”