Alternative Energy Portfolio

Florence Electric has been at the forefront of providing solar and alternative energy solutions to some of the largest companies in the Northeast.

Bird Machine Company Solar, MA 4.5MW Walpole, MA View Details
Franklin, MA 8.6MW Franklin, MA View Details
Harwich, MA 4.5MW Harwich, MA View Details
Palmer Solar, MA Palmer, MA View Details
Vineland, NJ 2.2MW Vineland, NJ View Details
West Davisville, RI 2.5MW West Davisville, RI View Details
  • Location Walpole, MA
  • Industry Alternative Energy
  • Solutions Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Systems

Founded in the early 1900’s the Bird Machine Company were early proprietors in the pulp and paper industry. Fast forward almost 100 years and now the site is host to a massive 4.5 megawatt fi eld of clean power. Perched behind Ruckaduck pond in Walpole, Massachusetts this site was a challenge for all involved. From driving piles through decades old pavement to the wetland and contaminated soil issues abound, Florence finished the project with a “clean sheet.”

  • Location Franklin, MA
  • Industry Alternative Energy
  • Solutions Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Systems

This installation is one of the largest utility scale projects in the Northeast with over 20,000 modules covering almost 40 acres of land.  Built on the land of the nuns of Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey the array offsets nearly 80% of the town buildings and schools.

“Instead of harvesting crops, we harvest electricity” – Sister Alice Chau

  • Location Harwich, MA
  • Industry Alternative Energy
  • Solutions Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Systems

Part of the Cape Vineyard and Electric Cooperative projects this sprawling 4.5 Megawatt project carefully sits atop a capped landfill in the town of Harwich.  Utilizing land that is otherwise unsuitable to build on the array puts the “waste to work.” Part of a 5 project rollout which includes other landfills in Eastham, MA and Tisbury, MA as well as 2 solar farms on Martha’s Vineyard. 

  • Location Palmer, MA
  • Industry Alternative Energy
  • Solutions Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Systems

This 6 megawatt site sits atop an abandoned airfield strip, comprised of eight types of modules, two types of racking and two types of inverters, located in Palmer, MA. Three arrays in total, the sheer cliff separating the top and bottom of the site was just one challenge our crews had to undergo. This site is one of the largest solar fields in the state and was completed two weeks ahead of schedule… 21,000 modules and all.

  • Location Vineland, NJ
  • Industry Alternative Energy
  • Solutions Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Systems

Unlike most solar arrays which have a “fixed tilt” this impressive project is a “Single Axis tracking system.” Motorized to incrementally follow the sun throughout the day and maximize the angle of incidence or simply put the modules position themselves to harness more sunlight.  At the end of the day just before sunset the modules reset themselves and await the sunrise. 

  • Location West Davisville, RI
  • Industry Alternative Energy
  • Solutions Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Systems

There’s rooftop solar and then there’s this behemoth in the Quonset Business Park. Sitting atop of twin 200,000 square foot buildings is the best kept secret in town.  A 2.5 megawatt ballasted solar array that can power up to 500 homes.  And standing in the parking lot you’d never know it was even there.