Sunrise Labs unveils 188-kw solar array
Outdoor meeting area also added at firm’s Bedford HQ
Installed by Brentwood-based ReVision Energy, the system comprises 267 photovoltaic panels and is expected to produce over 100 megawatt-hours of solar electricity each year.
“We believe that climate change affects everyone’s lives deeply and we hope that we’re setting an example of what can be done to prevent an environmental crisis”, said Eric Soederberg, president of Sunrise, at the ribbon-cutting, which was also attended by Congressman Chris Pappas, D-1st Dist., and state Sen. Denise Ricciardi, R-Bedford.
Calling the array “a very innovative project,” Pappas said local, state and federal level policymakers should work “to understand the transformation that is possible and to help with putting incentives in the right places” for similar investments. “We’ve got to be thinking over the horizon and how we can lower our emissions and make sure that we are setting ourselves up for the future.”, said Congressman Chris Pappas.
Sunrise also recently added an outdoor 2,500-square-foot patio at its headquarters as an alternative gathering area to accommodate meetings, lunches and other functions for up to 50 people while maintaining social distancing.
The space was designed by landscape architect Michael Krzeminski of TFMoran.
“We started with a curvilinear approach to the design, to soften the space and distinguish it from the straight lines of a traditional office layout,” said Krzeminski.
“The patio offers us a wonderful outdoor space to gather and appreciate the fresh air and trees that we are so fortunate to live among,” said Soederberg.
Also working on the project was JET Concrete of New Ipswich.