The Solaya division of Lumus Construction has been awarded a contract by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) to build a 364-foot wind turbine in Charlestown, Mass.
The 1.5 MW wind turbine will be located at the DeLauri Pump Station and is expected to generate an annual energy production of 3 million kWh annually.
Woburn, Mass.-based Solaya will design, construct and install the wind turbine and all associated equipment at the facility. MWRA anticipates an annual savings of $350,000. Twenty percent of the energy generated by the turbine will be used on-site; the remainder will be net-metered to other MWRA accounts.
Solaya will partner with WindStream Global to manage the procurement and shipping of the turbine components to the project site.
The project has been fully financed by $4.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. Work on the turbine is expected to begin in March. This is the second turbine installation project awarded to Solaya by MWRA. The company recently completed installation of two turbines at the MWRA facility at Deer Island in Boston.
SOURCE: Solaya Energy LLC