Solect Energy, a Hopkinton, Mass.-based commercial-scale developer of solar energy systems, announced plans to launch an energy storage division.

In launching the new division, Solect signed an agreement with NEC Energy Solutions, a Westborough, Mass.-based wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corp., to sell NEC’s DSS (Distributed Storage Solution) product line for commercial customers.

“We couldn’t be more excited about our collaboration with NEC and the opportunity to bring tremendous additional value to both our existing and new customers,” says Ken Driscoll, chief executive officer of Solect Energy. “We are at the doorstep of the energy storage boom, and Solect is extremely well positioned to bring these new solutions to our commercial customers, saving them money and building resiliency.”

“As Massachusetts' leading commercial-scale solar energy provider, we are delighted to be working with Solect as a qualified DSS partner. There’s no doubt they are well positioned to become one of the leaders in the solar-storage market here in the Commonwealth,” says Steve Fludder, chief executive officer of NEC Energy Solutions. “Over the next few years, we expect energy storage to rapidly expand in Massachusetts, as commercial customers look for additional ways to cut costs, reduce emissions and enhance resiliency. We look forward to working with the Solect team to capitalize on that growth.”

As a qualified DSS partner for NEC, Solect will act as a re-seller and independent contractor, installing, operating and maintaining DSS energy storage units.