Vineyard Power's mission, as a 21st century utility company, is to produce electricity from local, renewable resources while keeping the benefits within our island community. This mission includes photovoltaics.
By completing these solar projects Vineyard Power gains valuable organizational skills. These abilities will help our organization reach our long term renewable energy goals.
On November 2, 2011 Vineyard Power responded to a Request for Proposal (RFP), issued by the Town of Aquinnah, soliciting requests for the installation of a solar photovoltaic system on their one acre capped landfill.
The Town received two responses; Vineyard Power and Sunquest Energy, based in Florida. The Aquinnah Selectmen chose Vineyard Power with the town approving this selection at a Town Meeting on December 7, 2011.
The 50KW array produces enough energy to power the Town's Municipal electrical load including the Town offices, police & fire stations, library, street lights, and public bathrooms and will eventually save the town over $10,000 per year in electricity costs.
With construction completed in 2012 this was one of the first solar installations on a capped landfill in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Cronig's Phase 1 & 2
Cronig's Market in Vineyard Haven:
This 210kW photovoltaic installation - completed in 2012 - produces over a quarter of Cronig's electricity, equal to the combined usage of about 35 average Vineyard homes.
Construction of the 100kW solar array at the Chilmark Landfill was completed in 2014.
MV Boys & Girls Club
Located at the Martha's Vineyard Boys and Girls Club, this 42 kw roof top solar array produces 50,000 kWh/year, providing enough energy to offset 100% of the MV Boys & Girls Club demand.