N.J.-based Conti Solar to build largest solar project in R.I.

Edison-based Conti Solar, a  solar company, announced Monday it is providing engineering, procurement and construction services for a solar installment in Rhode Island.

The installment, it said, is the largest solar project in Rhode Island to date.

Developed by Southern Sky Renewable Energy, the 21.3 megawatt solar project, called Gold Meadow Farms, is being set in Cranston. When completed, it will generate energy for Providence and help the city reduce energy costs.

“Southern Sky’s regional knowledge and experience is critical to the success of challenging solar installations. We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with a developer who is focused on executing projects the right way, the first time,” Eric Millard, chief commercial officer of Conti Solar, said.

The project, which will employ hundreds of people, will be comprised of 53,000 solar panels and 130 string inverters. The project is slated for completion in early 2019.

Conti Solar has collaborated with our team to rapidly resolve any challenges we face. They are resourceful and responsive. This type of reliability is an important trait for an EPC provider,” Lindsay McGovern, vice president of Southern Sky, said.