Wednesday, 17 January 2018 15:52

Pittsfield now home to Maine's largest solar array Featured

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PITTSFIELD - One of Cianbro's newest projects is now complete. Pittsfield is now home to the largest solar array in the state.

"This is the first time our company engaged itself in a large scale solar effort," said Peter Vigue, chairman of Cianbro.

Cianbro recently completed the largest solar producing energy facility in the state.

"This is a great opportunity for our company since we developed it, we own it and operate it," Vigue said.

The Pittsfield solar project covers nearly 60 acres off Route 2 with more than 40,000 panels.

"The energy goes into the Central Maine Power system, and is sold to people who are looking to buy renewable energy," said Vigue.

A group of 100 employees completed the project in less than five months. The company has plans to get involved in more solar projects as well.

"This was an opportunity for us to prove to the industry that we're capable of doing the work, but we're also very interested in investing in opportunities like this in the future," Vigue said.

Kayla Fish

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Kayla joined the ABC 7 & FOX 22 news team in May of 2017. She got into journalism because she loves talking with people, and she's incredibly grateful to share the stories of Mainers throughout the region.

She got her start in broadcasting way back in middle school as a member of a morning announcements TV broadcast club, and her love for the news industry took off from there.

Kayla graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with degrees in broadcast journalism and Spanish. During her time as a student at Penn State, Kayla was an executive producer and reporter for the "Centre County Report", an Emmy award-winning student-run newscast. She studied abroad in Ronda, Spain and traveled to Panama with an international reporting class. Kayla kept busy in college, spending four years working as a student manager in the dining hall.

Kayla grew up in the village of Shawnee-on-Delaware, located in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, so transitioning into life in Vacationland was a piece of cake! A self-described winter fanatic, she loves all things snow related, including hitting the slopes on her snowboard. She also likes hiking, kayaking or doing anything outdoors. She loves meeting new people so if you see her around, be sure to stop and say hi!