Sutton Solar, the first of many community solar projects, is well on its way! Set on the Sutton-Northbridge line, it has garnered significant public support from both towns, each of which has been actively supporting its own green initiatives. Northbridge has developed a Green Communities Action Plan and is taking strides towards its goal of being designated as a Green Community through the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. Sutton, already a Green Community, has taken the Energy Star Challenge and successfully reduced its energy consumption by 10% over a year.
The 2.5 megawatt (MW) solar farm will begin construction this spring and is currently accepting reservations. We will keep you posted on project progress here and in the meantime you can check out some of our other project photos here.
The historic winter season didn't stop Nexamp from adding to its growing portfolio of solar projects under ownership. Nexamp flipped the switch on a 4.4 MW installation in Charlton just before the new year. The project, which will deliver millions of dollars in savings to the Town of Westford through discounted net metering credits, consists of 4,564 industrial panels - enough to power over 1000 homes annually.
We also completed a 168kW solar project for Circle Furniture's Acton warehouse as part of their long-term sustainability program. The solar installation will cover 100% of the energy used at Circle Furniture's Acton warehouse with additional capacity powering its store in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Two Rhode Island projects were soon to follow; a 500 kW array in Richmond and a 175 kW rooftop project in Woonsocket.