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

Dynamic Energy Solutions commenced construction of a 6.6-MWDC ground-mounted solar array in Norridgewock, Maine. The project includes a landmark offtake agreement with grocer Albertsons Companies, and it is one of the largest commercial solar installations in Maine’s solar market.

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Once fully operational, the 6.6-MW system will provide power for many of the Albertsons’ Shaw’s store locations throughout the Central Maine Power utility territory.

“This system will not only provide the benefits of clean and renewable energy for Albertsons Companies, but also serves the future needs of Mainers by addressing the threats of climate change,” said John Conley, Dynamic Energy’s president 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 carbon emissions, and the company plans to use partnerships, like its one with Dynamic Energy and Soltage, to meet its climate goals.

“Delivering solar energy to our Shaw’s stores in Maine aligns with Albertsons Companies’ commitment to continue making a meaningful difference in our neighborhoods and reducing our climate impacts,” said Suzanne Long, Group Vice President of Strategic Sourcing & ESG at Albertsons Companies. “This project with Dynamic Energy and Soltage represents a major step in working toward our science-based reduction goals.”

Dynamic Energy identified and secured an area of land based on key site criteria in 2019. Consistent with Dynamic Energy’s solar siting practices, the field underneath the panels includes a mix of grasses and flowers to maintain the ecology of the land for pollinators.

After the land was secured, Dynamic Energy introduced its finance partner Soltage, a national independent power producer.

“We’re proud to blaze a trail in Maine’s growing market, with our friends at Dynamic Energy,” said Jesse Grossman, CEO and Co-Founder of Soltage. “It’s critical to support American businesses as they move forward to adopt clean energy to decarbonize their operations, and we’re happy to be part of their transition.”

In addition to the development and disposition of the project, Dynamic Energy is also providing 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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