Principal Solar takes significant strides to build world’s first distributed solar utility: Acquires 3.5MW solar project in Andover, Mass.

Originally developed by Talmage Solar Engineering, Inc. in Arundel, ME, construction is expected to begin in Q2 2013. The completed solar system will interconnect to National Grid’s substation in Andover, Mass.

"The considerable size and partnership approach to this project exemplify the work we are doing at PSI to build this distributed solar utility,” says R. Michael Martin, executive vice president, Business Development, PSI. “Our partners, R&D and SunGen, have developed an excellent project that we are ready to bring on-line in 2013."

The Andover project expands the presence of PSI in New England. In 2011, PSI worked with Talmage Solar Engineering, Inc. to acquire two other solar installations: one in Massachusetts and one in Maine.

Kale Inoue, chief financial officer, Talmage Solar Engineering, Inc., says, "We continue to expand our relationship with PSI, and are very excited to build this array. The site is perfect and a solar farm is by far the best use for this land.”