Aldon Electric Completes 5.8MW Solar Landfill Project in Ashland, MA

NECA contractor teams with GC: CS Energy, Edison, NJ; EE: RLC Engineering, Hallowell, ME; Owner: Ashland Solar, LLC

Weymouth, MA – Aldon Electric, Inc., based in Weymouth, MA, has completed electrical construction of the 5.8MW, ground-mount solar (PV) project on a 12-acre capped landfill, a Superfund Site, located at 50 MBTA Access Road in Ashland, MA.  

The utility-scale solar project is comprised of the installation of 15,562 ballast-mounted PV modules manufactured by Boviet Solar USA, and 26 combiners which feed into 3 central solar inverters.

Aldon Electric’s PM John Michael and Foreman Tony Michael headed the project team, managing a crew of 57 IBEW Local 96, Local 223 and Local 103 electricians in the fast-tracked three-month project.  The NECA contractor commenced work in October 2019 and completed the renewable energy project in January 2020, working through harsh winter conditions in December.   The capped landfill solar project required daily monitoring of ground disturbance by the Department of Environmental Protection.

The Ashland solar project went on the grid in January 2020.