Dartmouth Building Supply has completed installation of the region’s largest private solar energy project at its 958 Reed Road manufacturing facilities location in North Dartmouth.
The solar photovoltaic grid system consists of 960 solar panels producing 201,600 kilowatts of electricity annually― enough to provide 80% of DBS’s manufacturing facilities’ power needs. Unused power generated on weekends will be sold back to the grid. According to President Joseph Delgado, “investment in solar energy represents our ongoing commitment to long-term growth, cost containment and leadership in Green Technology.”
The project qualified for financial rebates granted through the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust and will further receive Federal Energy Tax Credits that reduce the firm’s investment cost and payback period. The project was designed and managed by Solar Installation Limited in Brockton, a division of Munro Electric.