Moorestown, New Jersey | March 27, 2015 — Pro-Tech Energy Solutions recently completed a 1.7 megawatt (MW) solar installation on the capped Sullivan’s Ledge landfill in New Bedford, Mass. At the 2015 PV America East Conference held in Boston in March 2015, Pro-Tech received the 2015 PV Project of Distinction Award, along with project partners BlueWave Capital and SunEdison.

Presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Solar Electric Power Association, the award recognizes major achievements in the solar industry in the Northeastern United States. Pro-Tech served as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm that designed and installed the project.

The Sullivan’s Ledge landfill is a 12 acre, city-owned landfill. The project is the first solar installation to be completed on a remediated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund site. According to BlueWave Capital, the solar developer of the project, the Sullivan’s Ledge project’s economic and environmental benefits will save the city of New Bedford more than $3 million over a 20-year contract, while generating carbon reductions equivalent to taking 352 cars off the road.

“We are delighted to be part of the team that received this year’s PV Project of Distinction Award. It’s an honor to partner with industry leading companies like BlueWave and SunEdison to create a first of its kind project like Sullivan’s Ledge. This project turns an otherwise unusable piece of ground into a site that will provide clean, renewable energy and significant cost savings to the city of New Bedford,” said Guy Winters, Chief Operating Officer of Pro-Tech Energy Solutions.

“The success of the Sullivan’s Ledge landfill project is a direct result of the collective and collaborative efforts of SunEdison, BlueWave and Pro-Tech,” said Dan Alcombright, Vice President of Operations of SunEdison, a global leader in PV systems for municipal, federal, state, commercial and utility customers, and project financing partner. “It is a great honor to receive this award.”

“We are proud to receive this award with SunEdison and Pro-Tech,” said Aidan Foley, Managing Director of BlueWave Capital. “Pro-Tech was an exceptional partner in making this project successful and the work they performed was of the highest quality and professionalism.”

The New Bedford project is part of a series of recent Pro-Tech successes that includes the installation of solar power plants totaling approximately 60 MW over the past 12 months, including approximately 40 MW in Massachusetts alone.

In addition to this most recent honor, Pro-Tech was the EPC firm of record for the The Union County Solar Initiative in Union County, N.J. in 2013, which also received the PV Project of Distinction Award, and for Brooklyn Whole Foods Market with partners SunEdison and Solaire Generation, which was awarded both the Intersolar Award for Projects in North America and the SPG Award for the Best US Solar Project in 2013.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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