RGS Energy, the commercial and utility division of Real Goods Solar, announced that it has been selected by St. Albans Solar partners LLC to deploy a new 2.2 megawatt solar farm in Saint Albans, the biggest photovoltaic system in Vermont. Project construction is expected to begin in July and should be completed by November.
The solar system will be designed, installed, monitored, and maintained by RGS Energy. It is expected to produce enough power to provide electricity for 400 homes. The new solar power farm will aid the state of Vermont to reach its stated goal of 20% of its power being generated from renewable energy sources by 2017.
The entire amount of the solar energy produced will be purchased through a feed-in tariff under the Standard Offer Program of Vermont’s Sustainably Priced Energy Development (SPEED) program. This program was created in 2005 by the state legislature to promote renewable energy development in the state in order to reach its 20% renewable energy goal by the target date.
Real Goods Solar is one of the country’s pioneering solar energy companies serving residential, commercial, and utility companies. Beginning in 1978 with one of the very first photovoltaic panels sold to the public in the United States, the company has installed more than 14,500 solar power systems representing over 100 megawatts of clean renewable energy.
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