Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 67
Conti Solar keeps its staff up to date with constant training. "Everyone's OSHA 30, first aid/
CPR and NFPA 70E trained," Regional Manager Sean Harrington says. "Conti is a learning organization and encourages participation in industry educational opportunities. We are always
encouraging our team members with webinars and spending time in our internal meetings
discussing new technologies or having vendor presentations. Being in a fast moving industry,
we have to remain on the leading edge of technology and cost-reduction strategies."
He notes, "This training keeps Conti Solar's employees attentive throughout the day. It's
not just do the work and go home. We encourage the team to remain intellectually curious,
which keeps people engaged and responsible for the outcomes of the projects."
Conti Solar recently completed a portfolio
of projects for electricity and natural gas
provider Eversource Energy, which is the
largest utility in the region serving New
Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut. "Eversource saw an opportunity to
save customers money and petitioned the
Department of Public Utilities to develop,
construct and operate 70 megawatts of solar
facilities in Massachusetts," Harrington says.
Conti Solar won the contracts to engi-
neer, procure and construct 15 DG solar
facilities in Massachusetts that will collectively produce 44.5 MW. The facilities range
from a 1.2-MW canopy installation to a
seven MW ground mount project, with site
development ranging from 5 to 35 acres.
That's an average of five acres per megawatt. "They will be owned and operated by
Eversource, feeding distribution circuits in
Massachusetts and providing the region
with sustainable, clean solar energy," Harrington explains.
The company has extensive experience building in the region. "Conti Solar's
experience with local site, soil and climatic
conditions help us to optimize the site designs and maximize projects' green power
goals. In the end, our success is based on
how well we helped our clients achieve
their goals. Coupled with our engineering team's expertise, our vast network of
subcontractors and vendors really allowed
us to bring very competitive pricing to
the portfolio which helped us to build
all these projects in under four months,"
Building 33 MW in New England late
in the year can present a lot of challenges.
Mass. Electric Construction Co. Congratulations to Conti Solar on their 10th Anniversary! Providing quality electrical contracting since
1928, Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is
proud to be a trusted contractor for Conti Solar
Group installing renewable energy systems
in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We look
forward to a continued partnership for many
years to come.
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