Cooperstown Environmental LLC announced that it has completed a 95-kW rooftop solar photovoltaic installation at 160 Stedman Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. The project was installed under Massachusetts’ new SMART solar incentive program. Under this program, power produced by the panels is fed into the electrical grid and the utility pays for the power under a 20-year contract with the owner at a pre-determined rate. National Grid is the investor-owned utility (IOU) that services the Lowell area. The panels are expected to produce more than 110,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year of clean, renewable energy. This is enough to power about 15 average Massachusetts
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How can one screw up an otherwise eligible Massachusetts Brownfield Tax Credit Application? It looks easy, but it's not! The Massachusetts Brownfield Tax Credit is a well-established incentive program designed to provide financial relief to innocent parties who incur significant costs to clean up contaminated properties for commercial use. A significant amount of information is available about the program online, including the application forms, leading some to conclude that a successful application should be straightforward. Unfortunately, there are actually many traps and dead-ends that can cause hopeful recipients to miss out on recovering eligible costs or, in some unfortunate cases,
Thank you to the LSP Association for putting on a wonderful 2019 LSPA Annual Dinner. We enjoyed a wonderful evening of food, conversation and seeing people we hadn't seen in years. Additionally we are proud be have been able to celebrate Isaac Anderson being presented with (along with Brian Roden of MassDEP) a 2019 LSPA Contribution to the Practice Award. (more…)
For the seventh year in a row Cooperstown Environmental attended the Mathematics & Science for Minority Students (MS2) career fair held at Phillips Academy. MS2 has been bringing students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to Andover since 1977 to spend their summers not only studying math and science, but also developing aspirations for their futures. (more…)
Cooperstown Environmental President James T. Curtis, PE, LSP, recently presented at the Environmental Business Council's (EBC) 2019 Brownfields Seminar. The talk, called "Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You", included a brief introduction to the tax credit program. Also discussed were some of the pitfalls that can waylay an otherwise good application. This well attended event included talks from other environmental professionals and state government employees. Slides from the EBC Brownfields Seminar are available online. Cooperstown Environmental is the recognized authority and market leader on the Brownfields Tax Credit program. We have submitted hundreds of