SOURCE: Nexamp

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July 15, 2014 08:30 ET

Mohegan Council Boy Scouts Partner With Nexamp to Complete One of the Largest Solar Projects in New England

The 6 Megawatt (MW) Solar Facility Will Serve as Teaching Tool and Provide Revenue to Support and Expand Scouting Programs

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2014) - Nexamp, a Massachusetts firm and leading solar solutions provider, and Mohegan Council, Boy Scouts of America today announced the start of operations of the 6 megawatt solar facility at the Treasure Valley Scout Reservation in Rutland, Mass. The project -- among the largest solar arrays in New England -- will provide a steady source of income for the Boy Scouts as well as substantial savings for local municipalities. 

"This project was made possible with the help of our adult volunteers who saw the opportunity to bring solar energy to the scouts. They found Nexamp and shepherded this initiative from great idea through to operational facility," said Scout Executive Jeff Hotchkiss. "Thanks to the efforts of our dedicated volunteers and Nexamp, we are able to enhance our educational programs for our scouts and the community, and the steady source of revenue will allow us to grow and do more scouting."

The Mohegan Council Boy Scouts will use the income generated from the project to maintain and improve facilities, campsites, and equipment for their ever-expanding educational programs. Mohegan Council has also seized the opportunity to use the solar facility as a teaching tool in the alternative energy modules for 5th grade science, technical high schools and Boy Scouts of America's STEM NOVA program.

The project will produce enough electricity annually to power nearly 1,000 homes and generate long-term savings through net metering credits to the direct benefit of local municipalities, including the Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District, the Dudley Charlton Regional School District, and the Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational School District. Together, they expect to save over $250,000 in annual electricity costs.

Nexamp developed, designed and constructed the 19,063 panel ground-mounted array. Construction began this past November and continued throughout one of the harshest winters in recent years. "As a Massachusetts company, Nexamp is extremely proud of this landmark project and grateful for the opportunity to work closely with these municipalities and other forward-thinking partners like the Boy Scouts," said Zaid Ashai, Chairman and CEO of Nexamp. He added, "The project exemplifies the successful public-private partnerships that can be achieved through smart policy like we see from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and Governor Patrick's administration." 

About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be "Prepared. For Life.®" The Scouting organization is composed of 2.5 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and nearly a million volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

About Mohegan Council Boy Scouts of America
The Mohegan Council, Boy Scouts of America, Inc. serves over 4,000 youth and their families in 30 communities in Central Massachusetts. Our mission is to prepare young people for future leadership by delivering fun and effective experiences through the scouting program. For more information, please visit www.MoheganCouncilBSA.org or call 508-752-3769.

About Nexamp
Nexamp delivers proven solar energy solutions. From project development through financing, construction, and operation, Nexamp's comprehensive approach makes going solar simple and profitable for our clients and partners. Find out how Nexamp can make your solar project a reality at www.nexamp.com.

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