Cutting the ribbon on a birthday present is fun. Cutting the ribbon on a 745-panel solar energy system is mind-boggling, financially beneficial, and really fun.


That’s what New England Clean Energy customer David Tall — president of Alpha Rho — did this morning on the roof of Alpha Rho’s 36,000-sq.-ft. facility. Alongside Fitchburg Mayor Stephen DiNatale, Massachusetts Representative Stephan Hay (D-Fitchburg), and Clean Energy CEO Jim Elkind, David sliced through a big red ribbon “wrapping” the plastics manufacturing company’s new 238.4-kilowatt solar energy system.