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Summer 2010 was a busy time at Boreal as the company added new staff, moved to new quarters in Arlington, MA and finished construction of two new wind turbines on Cape Cod. The 1.65 MW turbine for Notus Clean Energy LLC needed only four months from construction start to generating electricity serving Teledyne/Webb Research in the Falmouth Technology Park in Falmouth, MA.
In August, Boreal moved its offices to 406 Massachusetts Ave in Arlington Center to make room for new company director and lawyer Maura McCaffery plus solar analyst Sneha Sriwastawa. McCaffery has deep experience securing regulatory approvals for complex renewable energy, brownfields redevelopment and utility-scale projects, which are Boreal’s specialty. Sriwastawa brings a unique background in modeling of electricity demand and solar generation design. She has worked in the industry both in the U.S. and India.
“As our projects came online this summer on the Cape and on Long Island in New York, a growing number of companies called us looking for ways to cut their electricity costs and to develop on-site renewables,” says Bob Shatten, Boreal co-founder. “For us, that means companies asking for met tower installations or solar and wind study evaluations at office parks, manufacturing facilities or large parcels of land and assistance in project management at all phases of development.”
The Vestas V82 turbine in Falmouth delivers most all of the electricity needed for the facility and is forecast to have a fast economic payback for Notus Clean Energy. After securing approvals, erecting the turbine and final commissioning took less than four months -- the fastest Massachusetts utility scale wind project from construction start to in-service date, says Tom Michelman, Boreal’s co-founder. Up-to-date energy production can be viewed online by clicking here.
Two other renewable projects went online this summer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. At cemetery facilities in Bourne, MA a 50kW wind turbine now delivers enough power for the visitor center. And a 92 kW photovoltaic array serves the same purpose for the visitor center at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, N.Y.. For both these projects, Boreal worked with Williams Building Co.of Yarmouth, MA.
"Teaming with partners throughout the East Coast, we’ve been able to quickly assess the optimal renewable energy solution and find the most cost-effective and least intrusive systems for these sites,” says Michelman. “These can be well landscaped and sometimes hidden from public view, but all provide a reliable, long-term source of electricity."
Four additional utility-scale wind turbine projects managed by Boreal are scheduled for start of construction by year end in Massachusetts for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc., Philips/Lightolier, and Aquaculture Research Corporation.