” If you build it, they will come.” That quote is from the famous baseball movie, Field of Dreams and is a real life mantra for World Series Park superintendent, Bob Davis. World Series Park was built in Saugus, MA in 2003 and quickly became a premier baseball facility for the city and surrounding communities. The only thing holding them back from having more games and opportunities was the lack of field lighting. Since 2004, Davis has made it his mission to make lights a reality for World Series Park. He has tirelessly worked to receive donations from local business and community members. Finally, in the summer of 2021 Bob Davis’ dream came true. World Series Park is dedicated to advancing the future of Saugus baseball and other local & state teams by providing the best opportunity for playing baseball.
We recently finished a Solar Carport project with No Fossil Fuel and CMK Construction in Kingston, MA. What started off as a small project lead to building the largest Solar canopy in New England. It is 4.6 mw and is located on 11.5 acres of already cleared land and will have parking spots available for commercial and residential leasing. Solar Carports are one of the fastest growing trends in the solar industry. They offer great long term monetary and environmental benefits. Carports help hedge against the rising utility costs that businesses are facing. Solar Carports can also lower utility costs, stabilize a business’ cash flow and reduce their carbon footprint.
Another thing that makes Solar Carports desirable is that no additional space is needed to achieve maximum efficacy. A roof solar array is limited to the roof size but that is not the case with carports. Carports are ground mounted and utilize the already available parking spaces at the business. These carports allow for significant savings whether it be in the form of credits from the utility company or by selling generated energy back to the grid for a higher price. There is a dramatic increase in this type of project lately with more business’ choosing to go this route in order to save money and become a more sustainable presence in the community.
This is phase 2 of a project for the Winchester Community Park. They added an indoor field house to their complex to allow for year round play. This facility will allow people of all ages to come together and enjoy the many sports offered here. This will be the home of the Winchester Soccer Club in addition to a variety of other teams and individuals looking for a year round place to train. This complex will house the first live streaming MuscoVision system in New England in addition to state of the art Show-Light Entertainment.
2020 was surely a year to remember. Faced with a global pandemic, many local businesses experienced more losses than gains. Thankfully, when COVID hit we were considered an essential business and could continue working on many of our job sites albeit under very different circumstances. With a dedicated staff and steadfast leadership, ILP was able to overcome many challenges this year and end on a positive note. This video is just a snapshot of a few of our successes this past year. From all of us at Island Lighting & Power Systems, we wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2021!!
Congratulations to the UMASS Amherst Boyden Fields recreation project team for receiving the American Sports Builders Association Multi-Field award! This was a large scale project that was a huge team effort. We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate and do our part to make such a phenomenal project come to life!