FRAMINGHAM – Ameresco, Inc., an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, yesterday, January 16, announced it has acquired Maximum Solar, an Acton-based firm that specializes in solar operations and maintenance.
With this acquisition, Ameresco will expand its operations and maintenance services to owners of commercial-scale photovoltaic solar facilities.
“A well-designed and properly executed maintenance program can be a crucial element to long-term energy system performance and production,” said Pete Christakis, Vice President Construction & Operations of Ameresco, in a media statement.
As part of this acquisition, Ameresco will further develop its in-house services to operate and maintain solar facilities, enhancing existing capabilities while using the latest technologies.
“Our mission is to maximize our clients’ returns by minimizing the downtime on their installations,” said Brett Chapman, President of Maximum Solar, in a press release.“We are thrilled to continue to provide best-in-class O&M services as part of the Ameresco team.”
Financial terms of the transaction are undisclosed, though Ameresco does not anticipate that the acquisition will have a material impact on the financial results of the company.
Maximum Solar currently manages over 150 megawatts of solar facilities throughout the northeastern United States. Site maintenance includes mowing and trimming, shade mitigation, site work, road grading, erosion control, planting, spraying, snow removal and snow plowing.
Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. is an independent provider of comprehensive services, energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions for businesses and organizations throughout North America and Europe. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, Ameresco has more than 1,000 employees providing local expertise in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.