Goodbye to 2021….

As we look ahead to our 30th year in business, we are grateful for the partnerships we have made over the years as well as the new relationships that we have forged this year. Here is a recap of several of our largest projects in 2021. This past year was certainly filled with many ups and downs given the ever present Covid-19 health crisis, but as a company we were able to overcome them and have a successful 2021.  We are thankful to all of our talented staff and crew, we couldn’t do it without them. Cheers to a busy and prosperous 2022 for all!

 

Field of Dreams

” 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.

 

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Solar Carports

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.

Sports Lighting

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.

 

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2020-A Year to Remember

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!!

UMASS Amherst

 

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!

 

MuscoVision

Musco Lighting is a world leader in lighting solutions. We have had the pleasure of partnering with them for the majority of our Sports Field Lighting projects. They have developed a system that will revolutionize the way we are able to watch sporting events especially in the age of Covid. Sporting events have always been a way of bringing people together whether it be college, high school, Little League or even Pop Warner. Everyone remembers those Thanksgiving football games or championship baseball game against a big rival, where it seems like the whole town shows up. Sports are one of America’s favorite pastimes, which unfortunately has taken a big hit by Covid.

Musco has developed an innovative, cost effective and automated solution for recorded and live sporting events. This is especially important during a pandemic, where spectators are limited or prohibited from sporting events. This System will bring the game right to your phone, tablet or computer. The system is set up so that it is completely automated and does not require any on site staff. Viewers must subscribe to watch, which in turn generates revenue for the facility. Jeff Rogers, Vice president at Musco said, “Players, families and friends can watch their games from anywhere. Our solution will also generate new revenue for venue owners. That’s a win-win. ” This sure sounds like a win-win and a positive way for families to reconnect during this time.

 

DTC 80

Interview with Cranes 101

Kris Fournier, our Project manager sat down with Cranes 101 founder, Jim Sturm to discuss our new Drill Rig, the DTC 80. Cranes 101 offers virtual and in person training sessions as well as a helpful safety portal that tracks our licenses as well as training and inspection records.

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Line Construction

Island Lighting and Power Systems has almost 30 years of experience in line construction. We have an experienced team who is dedicated to High Voltage install and Emergency response.