Gemma Renewable Power (GRP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gemma Power Systems, which is a subsidiary of Argan, advised that it had executed a US$16.6 million EPC contract with Southern Sky Renewable Energy Canton for the design and construction of a 5.7MW solar project. The installation, which will be built on a closed capped landfill in Canton, Massachusetts, will feature 19,800 PV panels across 12.5 acres. GRP has already received a full release to start construction and engineering activities and aims to have the projected completed by the summer of 2012.
Rainer Bosselmann, chairman and chief executive officer of Argan stated, “We are pleased to assist in meeting the electricity needs of the citizens of Canton, Massachusetts, with a clean renewable energy source. We welcome the opportunity to work with the Southern Sky Team on this important solar energy facility. With the start of the Canton solar energy project, Gemma Power Systems is currently constructing facilities using three different types of renewable energy technologies – solar, wind and biomass.”