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Thursday, January 17, 2013
TME COMMISSIONS 225 kW SOLAR IMPLEMTATION FOR WALDEN RENEWABLES
SANDWICH, MA - Turning Mill Energy, LLC, (TME) a developer, integrator and engineering, procurement contractor (EPC) for renewable energy technology, has recently completed the commissioning of a 225 kW roof mounted solar energy implementation in Franklin, MA for Walden Renewables of New York City, NY; a clean energy investor with over twenty years of experience in energy trading, financing and structuring.
The system provides renewable electricity to the tenants of this commercial building on a long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) leveraging the Net Metering Laws provided in 2008 Massachusetts Green Communities Act and the Federal Investment Tax Credits provided in the American Resource and Recovery Act (ARRA). Walden Renewable formed an operating company known as Walden Liberty, LLC, which owns and operates the system while the tenants receive the benefit of using renewable energy directly at the site.
"TME's expert knowledge of the Massachusetts solar regime and their outstanding strength in design/build provided an excellent investment for Walden Renewables.” states Henry Weitziner; President of Walden Renewables. “TME delivered a first class project, and their continued involvement in the project is proving invaluable."
TME was contracted to provide the turn-key EPC solution including; PPA agreements, system engineering, design, permitting, equipment purchasing, implementation, commissioning, and all State and Federal applications and approvals. As a registered MA Aggregator of Renewable Energy Certificates (sREC), TME will be supporting Walden Liberty, LLC by managing the sale of sREC’s for the next ten years.
“Working with Walden Renewable on the development and implementation was a great pleasure for me and all of the staff at TME.” explains Allen Giles; President of TME, “Their expertise in Tax Equity investment structuring and implementation was invaluable.”
TME, headquartered in Sandwich, MA, is a developer, integrator and engineering, procurement contractor for renewable energy technology specializing in turn-key implementation for its clients throughout the North American and the Caribbean. For more information, please contact TME at 508.888.4383 or find us on the internet at www.turningmillenergy.com.
Walden Renewables, headquartered in New York City, NY, develops and invests in clean energy projects across the United States. Walden seeks to provide its clients outstanding after-tax returns, through highly efficient investments in the renewable energy space. Walden Renewables has over 20 years of experience in energy trading, financing and structuring. Investments are geared to maximize tax-efficiency and returns to the client, making best use of renewable energy technology, thus improving yields to the client while benefitting the planet. For more information, please contact Walden Renewables at 917.880.0063 or at www.waldenrenewables.com.
IN RECOGNITION OF CAPE COD COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND TURNING MILL ENERGY -- HON. WILLIAM R. KEATING (Extensions of Remarks - December 12, 2012)
December 14, 2012
News from Cape Cod Community College
Renewable Energy Investment Process Explained to a Very Attentive Audience
Allen Giles (shown here) President of Turning Mill Energy of Sandwich, MA, presented a "How We Did It" program Wed. Dec. 12th in the Tilden Arts Center, carefully explaining the entire process that ended with the installation of a solar panel "farm," a solar carport, and a vertical wind generator on campus, with the capacity to generate 635kw. The audience of business leaders, public officials, students, faculty, and members of the general public was extremely attentive, and asked numerous questions following his remarks.
Introduced by President Cox (right) who provided an overview of the College's most recent renewable energy installations, Giles went into great detail about unique aspects of the engineering and construction that have helped inform the design of other projects proposed and underway through Central and Southeastern Massachusetts. He noted that savings to the College are expected to increase over time, but even at the very first meter reading, the College had realized approximately $1500 in savings over electricity it would've had to purchase from the region's power grid.
President Cox later accepted a series of aerial photographs of the new installations on campus. These will be hung prominently and used to describe the installations when campus tours are given.
At the conclusion of the event, Rep. William Keating's representative Lance Lambros (left) came to the stage to present an excerpt from the Congressional Record in which the Congressman specifically cited the outstanding commitment to sustainability of the College, the innovative work in renewable energy being done by Turning Mill Energy, and called for an even greater focus on the funding and development of renewable energy projects here in Massachusetts and around the country.
Here is a link to the Congressman's comments in the Congressional Record.
In conjunction with the event, graphic design students of Prof. Scott Anderson showcased their work on the large bulletin boards in the lobby of the Tilden Arts Center. Students used all of the new renewable energy installations as design material and inspiration to create both branding elements and informational elements, and created large posters of their work. Attendees to the event spent time during the lobby reception viewing and commenting on the students' presentations.
4Cs gives green energy a go: Cape Cod Times/Turning Mill Energy, LLC
Turning Mill Energy, LLC to focus on Land Based Wind Turbines
Sandwich, MA, February 6, 2008, Turning Mill Consultants, Inc. (TMC) announces that it has Partnered with Jonas Consulting LLC to formed a new company focused on the implementation of Land Based Wind Turbines throughout the northeast. The new company named Turning Mill Energy, LLC (TME) was form to leverage the expertise of its founders and dedicated to development of Renewable Electricity & Biofuels Production from wind and biomass technology.
TMC has a long history of providing engineering, project management and implementation services for companies such as Bechtel, General Dynamics, AT&T and Verizon and is licensed to provide engineering and construction services in 32 states across the U.S.
TME will first focus on wind turbine implementation of 10KWh up to 60KWh to take advantage of the net metering and rebate opportunities to help companies reduce their utility costs with an acceptable return on investment.
TME, located at 68 Tupper Road in Sandwich, MA has worked to acquire and license technology, develop local manufacturing capabilities and installation services for a roof mounted Vertical Axis Turbine (VAT) based on a Patent Pending Permanent Magnet Generator that is extremely efficient in light winds and can easily be mounted to flat roof tops of commercial buildings. These systems are rated to be able to withstand winds of up to 150 MPH. In addition, TME has identified a US wind turbine manufacturer that has the ability to produce a 3 bladed turbine that mounts on top of a 120 foot mono pole or tower for installation in as little a four months.
"We feel that land based small wind can play a major roll in accelerating our country's move to distributive electricity generation and reducing our dependency on fossil fuel," states Michael Joyce, founder and Director of Engineering and Implementation, "Our strong engineering and implementation experience makes it very easy for us to participate and be successful in this growing market."
Initial economic models suggest that TME can provide a savings of $20,000 or more per year for most companies based on wind data from local wind studies and estimated data supplied by NASA.
TME will focus its marketing efforts along the coasts of New England with a strong focus on Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts while expanding to service the coast line down to the Chesapeake Bay, up to Maine and the mountain areas of New York and New England.
For information on this and other TME projects please see; www.turningmillenergy.com or call 508.888.4383