Dynamic Energy constructing 6.6-MW solar array to power Maine grocery store chain

Dynamic energy solutions started construction of a 6.6 MWDC ground-mounted solar panel in Norridgewock, Maine. The project includes a historic purchase agreement with the grocer Albertsons Companies, and it is one of the largest commercial solar installations in the Maine solar market.

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Once fully operational, the 6.6 MW system will supply power to many of Albertsons’ Shaw’s retail locations in Maine’s central watershed.

“This system will not only provide the benefits of clean and renewable energy to Albertsons businesses, but will also meet the future needs of Mainers by addressing the threats of climate change,” said John Conley, president of Dynamic Energy and Bath native . “Our team is proud to continue its development work in Maine and support the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2050.”

Earlier this year, Albertsons Cos. committed to setting a science-based target to reduce CO2 emissions, and the company plans to forge partnerships, such as those with Dynamic Energy and Soltageto achieve its climate goals.

“Delivering solar power to our Shaw’s Maine stores aligns with Albertsons Companies’ commitment to continue to make a meaningful difference in our neighborhoods and reduce our climate impact,” said Suzanne Long, Group Vice President Strategic Sourcing & ESG at Albertsons Companies. “This project with Dynamic Energy and Soltage is an important step in moving towards our science-based reduction targets.”

Dynamic Energy identified and secured a piece of land in 2019 based on key location criteria. In keeping with Dynamic Energy’s solar placement practices, the field below the panels contains a mix of grasses and flowers to preserve the land’s ecology for pollinators.

After the country was secured, Dynamic Energy introduced its financial partner Soltage, a national independent energy producer.

“We are proud to pave the way in Maine’s growing market with our friends at Dynamic Energy,” said Jesse Grossman, CEO and co-founder of Soltage. “It is critical to support US companies in using clean energy to decarbonise their operations, and we are happy to be a part of their transition.”

In addition to the development and disposition of the project, Dynamic Energy also provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the project. Dynamic Energy is expected to complete construction, installation and final commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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