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SolarFlair Energy, Inc teamed up with LGA/US Pack to build this 255 KW Solar project in Leominster, MA. Over a four month period they transformed an under-utilized roof space into a renewable energy generation plant. The system is connected to the utility grid and will convert the natural energy of the sun to clean, reliable electricity. The energy generated will be applied to the utility accounts of this local manufacturing business. This is an innovative way for commercial businesses to lower their operating costs, help reduce our dependency on fossil fuel, and educate the community about the current and future opportunities for clean energy technology.

This project has an estimated return on equity of at least 14%. LGA/US Pack will benefit from the ARRA Federal Stimulus 1603 Treasury Grant and the Massachusetts Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) program. The 1603 Grant will cover 30% of the project cost. In addition, for each KWh produced by the PV system, LGA/US Pack will earn a Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) which can be sold to electric utilities needing to meet state renewable energy mandates, dramatically reducing payback periods and improving the return on investment for solar system owners.

The installation was designed and installed by SolarFlair Energy, Inc. of Framingham, MA. It includes (913) Suntech STP-280 solar panels and one SGI 255 inverter manufactured by Massachusetts based Solectria Renewables. These products are among the most efficient and aesthetically pleasing in the industry. The solar system will produce over 8 million kilowatt hours (KWh) and displace more than 10 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions during the 30 year lifetime. This much clean energy is equivalent to powering 45 typical homes for 30 years or driving 400,000 miles in an SUV.