Solect’s 345-kW solar system provides ice rink with 50% of its energy needs

By Kelly Pickerel Charles Moore Arena (CMA), a nonprofit ice rink in Orleans, Massachusetts, has collaborated with Solect Energy to install a 345-kW rooftop solar system at the arena. The installation will help stabilize and reduce CMA’s biggest operating outlay, as the array will cover 50% of its energy demands.
Built in 1972 as a privately-owned rink, CMA offers programs including Learn to Skate, Summer Cross-Ice Youth Hockey, In-House Hockey, Lower Cape Youth Hockey, and more. Looking for opportunities to save on the cost of electricity, rink manager Tony Nannini turned to solar energy as the long-term solution.
“Going solar was the perfect opportunity for

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