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LOCAL TEAM SET TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ON BOSTON’S


LARGEST ROOFTOP SOLAR INSTALLATION

Rivermoor Energy, Zapotec Energy, and Fischbach & Moore


connect with NSTAR to deliver solution to Boston Water and
Sewer Commission

NEWTON, MA – February 4, 2010 – Rivermoor Energy, a Newton-based


solar development and investment firm specializing in commercial,
government and utility projects, announces that construction will begin
this month on the largest solar project in Boston. Developed and
designed by the consortium of Rivermoor, Fischbach & Moore Electrical
Group and Zapotec Energy, Inc., the 240-kilowatt project at Boston
Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) headquarters will connect to the
NSTAR grid.

Awarded on January 29th, the complex project involves installing a 240-


kilowatt solar photovoltaic system on the BWSC rooftop on Harrison
Avenue in Boston. Leveraging Massachusetts’ Solar Renewable Energy
Credits, construction and installation of the $1.075 million project will
take approximately three months and will create over 15 clean energy
jobs for Massachusetts. When complete, the new solar energy system
should produce 268,000 kilowatt hours of power annually, about 7
percent of the Commission’s current power usage, which is the
equivalent of planting 1,000 trees a year.

“We are proud to bring together a best-in-class financial and utility-


scale solution to the BWSC that maximizes government incentives and
solar renewable energy credits,” said John Tourtelotte, Managing
Director of Rivermoor Energy, which established the consortium of
firms that ultimately won the City contract. “Boston is taking a
leadership role in the adoption of renewable energy technologies. We
are very pleased to help advance jobs and green energy in
Massachusetts.”

“We look forward to delivering this differentiated, cost-effective and


energy-efficient solar array for the Boston Water and Sewer
Commission, and we congratulate NSTAR and its technical staff for its
assistance in planning the interconnection to the electrical grid,” said
Paul Lyons, President of Cambridge, MA-based Zapotec Energy, Inc.,
which designed the solar energy system.

"It has been such a pleasure working with all of the collaborative
partners on this project and we are so excited to see another clean,
renewable energy project plugging into the NSTAR system," said Tom
May, Chairman, President and CEO of Boston-based NSTAR, the largest
Massachusetts-based, investor-owned electric utility. "We applaud
Mayor Menino's work to make Boston a truly green city. The BWSC
solar installation is the perfect example of how renewable energy
projects can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and benefit the local
economy at the same time."

About Rivermoor Energy

Rivermoor Energy, based in Newton, MA, is a development and


investment firm specializing in commercial, utility and governmental
solar projects throughout New England. For more information, visit
www.rivermoorenergy.com

About Zapotec Energy, Inc.

Zapotec Energy, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, is an industry-leading


solar engineer and consultant serving clients throughout
Massachusetts and New England for over twelve years. For more
information, visit www.zapotecenergy.com

About Fischbach & Moore Electrical Group

Fischbach & Moore Electrical Group, based in Boston, MA, is one of


New England’s most skilled electrical and general contractors. Utility
clients include NSTAR and Reading Municipal Light Department, which
rely on the company for mission-critical, utility scale services. The
company is a member of Boston’s IBEW Local 103. For more
information, visit www.fischbachandmoore.com
About NSTAR

NSTAR is the largest Massachusetts-based, investor-owned electric and


gas utility. The company transmits and delivers electricity and natural
gas to 1.4 million customers in Eastern and Central Massachusetts,
including more than one million electric customers in 81 communities
and 300,000 gas customers in 51 communities. For more information,
visit www.nstar.com

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