STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- An outdoor living-history museum depicting a rural New England town from the 1830s, is now powered by a 1.8 MW solar ground mount. The system is owned and operated by Green Street Power Partners, LLC, and was designed and installed by Solect Energy of Hopkinton, MA.
The solar energy system will provide power at a discounted rate for 25 years to Old Sturbridge Village (OSV), which welcomes more than 250,000 visitors annually. Green Street is proud to support this extraordinary museum preserving 40 original historic buildings on 200 acres, while also providing savings to OSV's new charter public school – Old Sturbridge Academy.
Green Street purchased this completed project from Solect Energy of Hopkinton, MA. “Energy is one of the top budget items for Old Sturbridge Village,” said Scott Howe, Partner and Senior Vice President at Solect. “Our objective was to use solar energy to reduce their yearly energy costs, but also, to provide predictable future energy costs that can be used in yearly budgeting, and hedge against rising energy costs. OSV is an integral part of the local economy in Sturbridge, and this solar energy system will help them remain that way for many years to come.”
OSV is excitedly awaiting the upcoming commission date. "Old Sturbridge Village plays a critical role in the Northeast by keeping the rich history of our region alive," commented Jim Donahue, President and CEO of OSV. "That's why joining the renewable energy movement is so important to us. We're reducing our electricity expenses, and in turn putting those savings back into the museum to make sure we're able to continue providing a robust and affordable educational experience to all of our visitors."
Green Street continues the rapid expansion of its project diversity "OSV is such a distinct venture," stated Scott Kerner, CEO and Co-founder of Green Street. "How often do you get the opportunity to simultaneously power one of the most prestigious history museums and a school?" he added.
Green Street is placing a strong focus on powering schools with the addition of Old Sturbridge Academy alongside its solar projects for the Attleboro School District, The League School, and Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School.
About Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Guests are invited into more than 40 original buildings, including homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, a working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops - all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Visitors can meet heritage breed farm animals and interact with authentically costumed staff.
About Green Street Power Partners, LLC
Green Street Power Partners provides solar energy systems to homes and businesses throughout the northeast. Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Green Street has grown from two founders to more than 40 employees in less than two years. Green Street continues to experience rapid growth with 100 MW of commercial and community solar projects in development. As they expand their solar coverage, Green Street consistently provides the best available solar technology coupled with an unwavering commitment to customer service. To find out more about Green Street Power Partners, visit greenstreetsolarpower.com.
About Solect Energy
Solect is a full-service solar photovoltaic (PV) project developer and installer based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, delivering smart solar and energy management solutions to help businesses and organizations reduce energy costs. As an industry leader in commercial-scale solar energy, Solect takes a practical approach to the development, installation and on-going support of each system. We partner closely with our customers, providing strong financial insight and solar technology expertise to optimize their investment while creating a positive impact on the environment. Solect currently has installed over 65 MW (megawatts) of commercial PV systems, with a primary focus on commercial, light industrial and institutional properties in New England. For more information, visit solect.com or follow us on Twitter at @SolectSolar.
SOURCE Green Street Power Partners