Forbes Street Landfill

Photovoltaic System

Project Overview

The closed Forbes Street Landfill was leased by the City of East Providence, RI to SolBright, LLC to provide a 3 mega-watt solar farm. When completed, the Forbes Street 3 Mega-Watt Photovoltaic (PV) System became one of the largest PV systems in Rhode Island. The energy produced by the solar modules is being distributed through National Grid’s existing electric network to service the local area.

Project Specifications

Contract Amount: $825,000

Construction Manager: SolBright, LLC

Engineering Consultant: CEG, Inc.

Facility Type: Commercial

Schedule: Spring 2013/Winter 2014

Project Location: East Providence, RI

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Services Provided

PV system – high voltage distribution


Highlights / Achievements

Provided installation of high voltage distribution conduit and wiring

Installed multiple transformers, switchboards, and PV system recombiners and combiner

Provided third party testing and National Grid witness testing

Value Delivered

Arden was able to provide management and qualified electricians to complete the installation of the 3 mega-watt high voltage distribution system within a very aggressive time frame. Over 30 Arden electricians installed over 12,000 solar modules to produce 3.7 mega-watts of DC electricity, which was converted to an AC System. Arden worked with National Grid to provide the necessary testing and commissioning to successfully start the equipment and connect to National Grid’s existing network.