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Conti Solar to Construct Solar Energy Portfolio for Southern Sky

Conti Solar was selected by Southern Sky Renewable Energy for five solar projects in Rhode Island, including brownfield, landfill and greenfield projects.

Conti Solar, a national solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), O&M and energy storage company, announced that it was selected to provide full turnkey EPC services for Southern Sky Renewable Energy’s 35 MW solar project portfolio. Headquartered in Warwick, R.I., Southern Sky is a renewable energy developer in the region.

The five projects in the portfolio include brownfield, landfill and greenfield projects and are located in the towns of Warwick, Cranston and Johnston in central Rhode Island. When completed, the projects will generate local, clean solar power, contribute to the state’s Clean Energy Portfolio and reduce energy costs. The communities will also reap environmental benefits from repurposing unusable landfills into productive renewable energy farms, the company noted.

“When we work with Conti Solar on a project, they work as a value-add partner that seeks to resolve issues and streamline projects’ costs to benefit stakeholders. They excel at completing high performance solar systems, and we value the experience and deep technical knowledge they bring to projects,” said Lindsay McGovern, vice president of Southern Sky, in a statement.

Solar landfill and brownfield projects require a greater level of expertise to ensure sites are safely managed and work is executed and documented to specifications.

“We share Southern Sky’s quality-driven application toward solar project development and installation. We are very proud to work with them on these solar projects that are helping Rhode Island meet their 1,000 megawatts by 2020 clean energy goal,” said Eric Millard, chief commercial officer of Conti Solar, in a statement.

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