Duke Energy Renewables, Integrys Solar, Canadian Solar and Community Energy
Complete Solar Project for Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant in Massachusetts
BERKLEY, Mass., Sept. 4, 2013
BERKLEY, Mass., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Renewables, Integrys
Solar, Canadian Solar Inc., and Community Energy Solar today announced the
completion of a 3-megawatt (MW) AC solar power project in Berkley, Mass.
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The Berkley East Solar Power Project is co-owned by Canadian Solar and INDU
Solar Holdings – a joint venture between subsidiaries of Duke Energy and of
Integrys Energy Services.
"On behalf of INDU, we are pleased to announce the completion of the Berkley
East Solar Project," said Integrys Energy Services Vice President Joel Jansen.
"The success of this project can be directly attributed to the expertise and
the professionalism of the many different stakeholders involved, and we look
forward to a strong relationship with Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant (TMLP)
and the town of Berkley for many years to come."
TMLP is purchasing the power generated from the project under a 25-year
We're very pleased to announce the addition of this valuable resource to the
TMLP power supply portfolio," said TMLP General Manager Michael Horrigan.
"Environmentally speaking, it's absolutely the right thing to do; it will
avoid approximately 1,500 tons of global warming carbon dioxide emissions
annually. Our customers will benefit from the project by purchasing power at
competitive rates and by the savings in transmission, line losses and
generation costs with the reduction in TMLP load at or near peak times."
TMLP provides service to more than 36,000 electric and internet customers in
Taunton, Raynham, Berkley, N. Dighton and sections of Lakeville. The TMLP
commissioners are Joseph Martin, chairman, Mark Blackwell Sr., secretary, and
The ground-mounted installation was developed by Community Energy Solar and
constructed by groSolar using 15,624 Canadian Solar modules, enough energy to
power about 600 homes annually.
"We evaluated a number of sites in the area and found this project site
ideal," said Brent Beerley, executive vice president, Community Energy Solar.
"The Berkley public officials were great to work with, tough but fair,
assuring the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy to the
ratepayers and taxpayers of Berkley. It's another good model for our
Massachusetts solar program."
Added Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar: "As part of a strong
partnership, we were able to efficiently move this project from permitting
through construction. This further demonstrates how we can help streamline
ease of ownership for customers and municipalities considering partnering with
us on their own solar energy projects."
About INDU Solar Holdings
INDU Solar Holdings is a strategic partnership formed by Integrys Energy
Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc., and Duke
Energy Renewables, a wholly owned subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp., to develop,
construct, finance, own and operate solar photovoltaic projects for
commercial, school, government and utility customers throughout the United
About Duke Energy Renewables
Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy's Commercial Businesses, is a
leader in developing innovative wind and solar energy generation projects for
customers throughout the United States. The company's growing portfolio of
commercial renewable assets includes 15 wind farms and 15 solar farms in
operation in 10 states, totaling more than 1,700 megawatts in
electric-generating capacity. Learn more at www.duke-energy.com/renewables.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded
on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.
About Integrys Energy Services
Integrys Energy Services, Inc. provides competitive energy supply solutions,
structured products, distributed energy assets, and strategies that allow
retail residential, commercial, and industrial customers to manage their
energy needs. Areas of power generation expertise include cogeneration,
distributed generation, renewables such as solar and landfill gas. Integrys
Energy Services is a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group (NYSE: TEG), a
Fortune® 1,000 company with a 150-year heritage. More information about
Integrys Energy Services is available online at www.integrysenergy.com
About Canadian Solar
Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is one of the
world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading vertically
integrated provider of solar modules, specialized solar products and solar
power plants with operations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa,
the Middle East, Australia and Asia, Canadian Solar has delivered more than 5
GW of premium quality solar modules to customers in over 70 countries.
Canadian Solar is committed to improve the environment and dedicated to
provide advanced solar energy products, solutions and services to enable
sustainable development around the world. For more information, please visit
About Community Energy
Community Energy ("CE") has led renewable energy development in the Eastern
U.S. since its founding in 1999. CE led wind development in the Northeast at
the start of the decade, and in 2009 expanded into solar development in states
with expanding solar targets, now including New York, Indiana, North Carolina
and Puerto Rico. Projects built by CE include the 6 MW Keystone Solar Project
in Lancaster County, PA, the 7.8 MW Vineland Solar Project in Vineland, NJ,
the 24 MW Bear Creek Wind Farm in the Poconos, PA, and the 7.5 MW Jersey
Atlantic Wind Farm in Atlantic City, NJ. Visit www.communityenergysolar.com
groSolar is an industry-leading large commercial- and utility-scale solar
engineering, procurement, and construction firm serving the 1 to 30 MW market,
and is dedicated to high quality, on time, and on budget project performance.
With megawatt+ projects and over 2,000installations nationwide, groSolar's
experience spans a broad spectrum of applications. These include design and
build applications atop brownfields/landfills, commercial, educational,
municipal facilities, and manufacturing plants. groSolar provides a one stop
source for all your solar project needs including ongoing operations and
maintenance. Additionally, groSolar's distribution channel offers product
procurement and logistics services to approximately 1,500solar installers and
contractors across the nation whose focus is on residential and small- to
mid-scale commercial solar applications.
Contact: Community Energy
P: (+1) 215-778-3898
Contact: Integrys Energy Services
P: (+ 1) 920-617-6214
Contact: Duke Energy
P: (+1) 980-373-8812
P: (+ 1) 800-559-3853
Contact: Canadian Solar Inc.
Ed Job, CFA Global IR Partners
Director, Investor Relations David Pasquale
firstname.lastname@example.org P: (+1) 914-337-8801
Canadian Solar Schwartz MSL
Songul Atacan Jill Reed
Songul.email@example.com P: (+1) 415 817 2500
SOURCE Duke Energy
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