Founded in 2009, by three Hopkinton residents, Solect Energy Development has quickly become the leading commercial solar energy developer and installer in the state. For those who are unfamiliar with the company, Solect is a full-service commercial solar developer and installer delivering smart solar solutions to help businesses and organizations reduce energy costs. The company prides itself in taking a practical approach to the development, installation and on-going support of each system, and they partner closely with their customers, providing strong financial insight and solar technology expertise to optimize their clients’ investments while creating a positive impact on the environment.
Solect currently employs 30 full-time staff, most of who are Hopkinton residents, and is dedicated to supporting the community. In addition to providing some local installations (Faith Community Church, Lumber Street Auto), Solect donated an 11.75 kW solar energy system to the Michael Lisnow Respite Center, and is donating a 32.5 kW system to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, which is scheduled to be installed in 2015. Each system helps to significantly reduce energy costs for the community organizations that host the panels.
“As a local company with roots in Hopkinton, we’re so proud to be a part of the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce and appreciate all of the support they provide to the community,” says Ken Driscoll, Co-founder and CEO of Solect. “We look forward to working with the Chamber to strengthen the Hopkinton community.”