The Recorder: “Seriously Solar” December 5, 2009. ORANGE – A machine shop in the Orange Industrial Park is installing what’s believed to be the largest electric solar panel installation in western Massachusetts.

The 1,100 photovoltaic panels going up on Quabbin Inc.’s 30,000 square-foot machine shop will provide 200 kilowatts of electricity, enough to meet an estimated 40 percent of the business’ needs and pay for itself in a year or two, according to company President Mark LeBoeuf.